Last month, a 2-inch cross was launched into space as Celestis 11/Falcon 9 cargo so that it could orbit the Earth and give Christians joy and hope that the "sign of the Son of man in heaven" was literally in the "heavens of the Earth."
The cross was cut out of the much larger cross lugged around by Arthur Blessitt, who walked almost 40,000 miles to take his wooden cross into 319 nations, territories and island groups. After many years of failed attempts in getting a Christian cross launched into Earth's orbit, Blessitt excitedly declared in May, "We wave the cross in the face of Satan over all the earth proclaiming Good News in Jesus Christ for all people."
Things are even more exciting, it seems.
The cross "Orbits the Earth every 90 minutes!" Blessett's website proclaims, and Christians can track its glorious progress. Actually, they'll be tracking Celestis 11/Falcon 9 on Google, but nonetheless, as Blessitt says, "A Cross made from the Cross Carried Around the World on foot is 'Now' Orbiting This Earth! Its [sic] fun to see where the cross is any moment."
Editor's note: "319 countries" was misquoted from the website and has been corrected. There are 195-196 countries.