Lego model of ISS created while onboard the real thing

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Lego bricks are beloved all the world over — now they have made it into orbit as part of a joint NASA-Lego educational project. The model of the International Space Station (ISS) was created while in orbit as a way of engaging children as to what it is like living and working in zero gravity.

I’d wager that it doesn’t come back from orbit in one piece.

via DVICE.

Stuntman plans dive from outer space to break sound barrier

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The project is called Red Bull Stratos and features Austrian stuntman Felix Baumgartner, who will jump from 120,000 feet, or roughly 23 miles above the Earth. The coordinators of the project believe that Baumgartner may even become the first space diver to break the sound barrier. The jumper will travel to the edge of space powered by an air balloon carrying a tiny capsule vehicle.

Why are people always jumping out of perfectly good aircraft?

via DVICE.