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Daredevil to Jump Off Mt. Everest Summit in Wingsuit
The youngest American to ever summit Mt. Everest is now planning to attempt a feat never tried before. In May, Joby Ogwyn is set to take a heart-stopping leap off the world's tallest peak in a custom-made wingsuit, outfitted with cameras so that viewers can watch the 10,000-vertical-foot jump live
Scenes From A Foreign Trip
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA WARNS RUSSIA (AGAIN): In Japan today President Obama warned more U.S. sanctions on Russia are “teed up and ready to go,” signaling that if Russia does not reverse course in eastern Ukraine it will face additional consequences “in days...
Companies Selling Balloon Rides Into Outer Space
Two new space-tourism ventures want to sell you a ticket to the stars. But neither one would use a rocket. Both would use balloons. Starting in 2016, World View Enterprises of Arizona hopes to send six passengers at a time up 19 miles to the edge of space, aboard helium-filled balloons. Each
Amazing New Video of Felix Baumgartner's Jump From the Edge of Space
Daredevil Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound and shattered three records one year ago after he took a leap from 24 miles above the Earth on the edge of space. Now, a new incredible point-of-view video of the astounding 128,000-foot jump has been released by...
Google Commemorates Roswell UFO With Interactive Doodle
Roswell, N.M., is the birthplace of Demi Moore, home to the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art and the landing spot for Felix Baumgartner's free-fall at the edge of space . But it's main claim to fame is it's the place where the United States had one of its first encounters with an unidentified
Felix Baumgartner Fell Faster Than Originally Thought
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Axe Promotes Space Contest in Super Bowl Ad
Axe, the brand of men’s grooming products, has pre-released its first-ever Super Bowl commercial, which also promotes its Axe Apollo Space Academy. Axe, a Unilever brand that came to the U.S. in 2002, is using the same male-hero theme in its ad as it does...
Top Twitter Trends of 2012
Microblogging website Twitter has changed the way people communicate — and in no more than 140 characters per statement. New users flock to Twitter every day. This year, among the notable names who got their own Twitter handles for the very first time are football...
Hypersonic Plane Could Revolutionize Commercial Flight
Outer space just seems a bit closer these days. Just weeks after Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner awed the world with a stratospheric skydive, a California aerospace firm is hoping send even more people to the edge of space with a hypersonic aircraft capable of cruising...