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Daredevil Skydiver Gets Approval
2012-09-25 20:39:48

One daredevil is planning another feat from near-space, attempting to ride a helium-filled balloon 23 miles above the Earth and then to plunge back down for the world's highest-ever skydive.

Kickstarter Earth 360 Project
2012-09-02 07:25:07

Sitting in a plane doesn't quite give you the full perspective of what this planet looks like while traveling from above, but one Kickstarter project may just give you the view that you desire.

Rocket University Engineers Tested With High-Altitude Drop
2012-08-17 15:57:46

An experimental payload went 25,000 feet higher than planned during a recent test flight but still performed well and will be the basis for a larger flight test next year.

Felix Baumgartner To Make 17-Mile Freefall
2012-07-25 11:19:42

Daredevil extraordinaire Felix Baumgartner has spent years planning a jump that would take him into the record books as the only man to ever freefall from the edge of space, but before he can accomplish that hair-raising feat he will first need to make a final test fall from 17 miles -- no small leap of faith in its own right.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.