The man was discovered Thursday when his boat floated onto a reef that's part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific.
NOAA satellites helped save 253 lives in the United States in 2013.
A passenger filmed a plane crash in Hawaii and just released the video.
A complex international operation to free a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica ended Wednesday when the vessel cleared the ice field.
All 52 passengers on an icebound Russian research vessel in Antarctica were airlifted from the ice Thursday in a dramatic rescue mission.
Harsh weather causes the stranded expedition to have to wait it out until it's safe for a Chinese helicopter to carry people to safety.
An Australian icebreaker came within six-and-a-half nautical miles of the ship but had to stop.