Today marks two significant space dates: Gagarin & Columbia's first flights.
April 12th is a pretty momentous day for space nerds. Fifty-two years and one day ago, a mere handful of test pilots had flown above 100,000 feet. In 1960, Joe Kittinger jumped out of a balloon 102,800 feet above New Mexico. A year prior to Kittinger’s jump, "Joe" Jordan flew an F-104 starfighter to...Read more