From the land, into the sky and then into the sea, following the pattern laid out in the Psalm, NASA launched a rocket.
1Praise Yahvah. Praise, servants of Yahvah, praise the name of Yahvah.
2Blessed be the name of Yahvah, from this time forth, and forever.
3From the rising of the sun, to the going down of the same, Yahvah's name is great.
4Yahvah is high above all nations, and his glory above the skies.
5Who is like Yahvah our god, who lives on high,
6yet who beholds the things that are in the deep, in the skies, and in the land?
7He raises up the poor out of the dunghill,
8that he may set him with the princes of the people.
9He makes the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of sons. Praise Yahvah.
NASA launched a test rocket. This was the first ever launch in the Constellation program, a mission that hopes to eventually return to the moon and eventually travel to mars.
This was a test of the rocket system and the parachutes that slow the descent of the rocket into the ocean. These are the largest parachutes ever used on a rocket. The flight had been delayed for a couple days by bad weather.
Launch was at 11:30 AM, about 1/2 hour ahead of the close of the day's launch window. If it had been missed the launch would have been rescheduled to November 16. This launch time was about 4 hours ahead of theoretical, but the bulk of the gap is explained by the window.
There was a weather spotting airplane above the launch pad that was looking for a window in the weather where they could launch. That window was found at 11:30 AM. The perspective from above the earth is hinted at in verse 3. The launch time, at the middle of the day, is also hinted at in this verse.
Verse 4 hints at the scope of the mission, which is eventually to send people above the skies, the same place where God lives.
Verse 5 asks the question who is like God? Who lives on high? (Above the skies?) The answer will be astronauts who travel to the moon.
Verse 6 asks who sees the things that are in the seas, sky and land? This was the scope for this rocket test. It was launched from land, into the sky and then fell back into the seas. A wonderful match.
Verse 7 is an odd reference that may be about the nature of spaceflight. Because it is impossible to open a window and air out space facilities, they tend to stink the same as a restroom. The space station is said by insiders to basically be a mens room in space. Living in the ISS is said to feel like living in a restroom or outhouse as mentioned here. It may mean that God has a plan that does not stink so bad.
Verse 8 deals with the exalted nature of astronauts.
Verse 9 may be dealing with future colonization of this mission, to set up house in another place.