Tagged: space

The Largest Telescope Ever

In a global collaboration between NASA, ESA, and CSA, a team of more than a thousand scientists and engineers are building the largest telescope ever sent into spaceā€”the James Webb Space Telescope.

Joe Kittinger Historical Space Jump (6 pictures + video)

On August 16, 1960, US Air Force Captain Joseph W. Kittinger literally jumped into the pages of aviation history books when he stepped out of a balloon gondola at an altitude of 102,800 feet. For more than four and a half minutes, he plummeted towards the ground before finally opening his parachute at an altitude of 18,000 feet.