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The man who helped Stephen Hawking achieve his lifelong dream of experiencing zero gravity remembers what it was like to watch the acclaimed physicist break free of his wheelchair

The revered physicist Stephen Hawking died Wednesday. Eleven years before his death, he fulfilled a lifelong dream of experiencing zero gravity. A serial entrepreneur named Peter Diamandis brought Hawking aboard one of his company’s Zero G planes in 2007. Diamandis pushed back against the Federal Aviation Administration, which didn’t want […]
The man who helped Stephen Hawking achieve his lifelong dream of experiencing zero gravity remembers what it was like to watch the acclaimed physicist break free of his wheelchair
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The American flags astronauts planted on the moon are disintegrating

NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission this month. Astronauts on each of NASA’s six Apollo missions planted an American flag on the moon. Brilliant sunlight and a lack of atmosphere to filter it have likely bleached all of the Apollo flags bone-white. It’s possible some […]
The American flags astronauts planted on the moon are disintegrating