"There it is. There's the world out there."
It's been a great day for writing about views of the Earth from high, high above our lovely planet.
First, there was news of the Global Space Balloon Challenge, an educational competition to build and launch high-altitude balloons that will take place in April. And now comes extended video (see below) from Felix Baumgartner's amazing space jump in October, 2012, when he leaped from 128,097 feet for a duration of 9 minutes and 3 seconds (the freefall portion of the jump lasted 4 minutes and 19 … Read more