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These videos both involve a balloon rising to the edge of space with cameras pointing back at Earth. One project was very high budget. The other decidedly low. Yet they each provide a new perspective. First, we have a deeper look at the “space dive” by People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year Felix Baumgartner—who was…

More than 1,000 explorers from around the globe will converge in New York City for the 106th Explorers' Club Annual Dinner on Saturday at the Waldorf=Astoria (watch a video from last year's event). While sharing a Versailles-styled ballroom with the world’s best polar explorers, bushwhacking biologists, and dusty archaeologists—some in native dress—might sound like a…

Voice from Outer Space: Astronaut John Grunsfeld Around NASA, he’s known as “the Hubble Repairman.” And last May, on his third visit to the orbiting space telescope, John Grunsfeld pulled off the repair to end all repairs. Working at zero gravity some 350 miles above the surface of the Earth, the astronaut restored sight to…

Text by Joe Battle There are many different paths to take to float with the stars, but a majority of them revolve around a wallet that could plug a black hole. One of the leaders in promoting private space travel is a company known as Space Adventures.  A meager $100 million will “secure” your personal…

Text by Ryan Bradley; Photograph courtesy of Criterion Collection “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…” —JFK September 12, 1962 Forty years is a long time, technologically speaking. This is the immediately striking thing about For All…

Text by Caroline Hirsch In the early universe, only 300 million years after the Big Bang, the first stars form from clouds of gas drawn together by the gravity of the mysterious substance called dark matter. See more photos below. All images courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History We are all made of…