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Exobiotanica: Azuma Makoto Sends Flowers to Space

For his art piece “Exobiotanica,” Azuma Makoto traveled to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to launch a white pine bonsai tree and a floral bouquet into the stratosphere. Makoto’s team collaborated with California-based JP Aerospace, a volunteer organization that calls itself “America’s OTHER Space Program.” Makoto and JP Aerospace used helium balloons for the launch. […]

Red Bull in Space

On 14 October, 2012, The Red Bull Stratos mission shot Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner into the upper reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere for the sake of a ten-minute freefall “from the edge of space,” an unprecedented stunt live-streamed across the mediasphere. Baumgartner set new altitude records for manned balloon flight, highest parachute jump, and greatest […]