ICESat-2 equipped with unique 3-D manufactured part

NASA's follow-on to the successful ICESat mission will employ a never-before-flown technique for determining the topography of ice sheets and the thickness of sea ice, but that won't be the only first for this mission.

MABEL flies her maiden voyage

Flying at the edge of space, a pilot wearing high-altitude flight gear maneuvered the ER-2 aircraft last month over the California desert. At 12 miles above the ground the temperature outside had plummeted to -70 F (-56 C) ...