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Elijah and His Personal Flying Machine 2 Kings 2:1-12

Elijah and His Personal Flying Machine

Commute to work via your own personal helicopter? That's nothing compared to Elijah's flying chariot.

At a Glance

NASA is developing a "Highway in the Sky" technology, which may allow us all to have our own personal flying machines, commuting to work about 400 feet in the air.

Editors' Pick

For material based on the gospel text, see "Filming the Transfiguration," March 5, 2000, at

As of this writing, NASA's space shuttle Atlantis has just flown its last mission, and there's lots of speculation about where the space agency will turn its attention. Recent inventions, however, may turn the attention from outer space to inner space -- namely, the space right above our heads.

The folks at NASA have come up with "The Highway in the Sky," a computer commuter, system designed to allow millions of people to fly wherever they please, so long as it's under 400 feet in non-restricted air space -- no pilot's license, airport body scan or luggage fee necessary. Inventors are jumping all over this, which means that sometime in the very near future, the 1950s vision of flying cars...

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