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YouTube education channel Kurzgesagt explores the increasing hazard caused by every new rocket we launch into space and the deadly cloak of debris that may one day make space travel too dangerous to attempt.

Previously: Eye Of The Beholder

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Youtubers tvtag employ the time-honoured weather balloon ‘n’ GoPro routine to take a Heisenberg bobblehead 29.5km above the surface of the Earth. And back down again.


(Honorary H/T: Alan)

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True facts about Charon, Styx, Nix, Kerberos and Hydra –  five of the coolest-named moons in the solar system by Munich based explainers-of-interesting-things-via-videos, Kurzegesaght.


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On Sunday, just before Gravity won its expected slew of Oscars, NASA tweeted stunning pictures of the real thing.

More at NASA’s Flickr stream.



A newly released video of Felix Baumgartner’s historic freefall from space on October 15th 2012: the complete unexpurgated experience this time, with multiple angles, POV and mission data.

If you’re a Rdio member (hey, who isn’t?), you can watch the full length documentary Mission To The Edge Of Space: The Inside Story Behind Red Bull Stratos here.