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American IT Manager Forced To End Cross-Atlantic Cluster Balloon Flight
2013-09-13 07:22:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what may have looked like a scene from the Disney-Pixar animated movie “Up,” a North Carolina native man lifted off from a foggy field in Caribou, Maine on Thursday morning, September 12 for a cross-Atlantic flight in a lifeboat carried only by a cluster of helium-filled balloons. Jonathan Trappe, 39, an IT manager and long-time balloon enthusiast, enlisted the help of some 150 volunteers to fill more than 350 balloons with...

2013-06-05 12:28:12

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accomplished open water swimmers Gary Emich and Steven Hurwitz of the South End Rowing Club will complete their 1000(th) solo Alcatraz crossings together on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Emich and Hurwitz, world record holders for Alcatraz crossings in often riptide currents, will be joined by a flotilla of well-wishers, including Joe Oakes, noted world explorer and original creator of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon and Bob Roper, swimming legend...

2013-02-25 08:26:17

49-year-old musician, City Council member, and world class marathon swimmer will brave tough currents to complete the fifth trek of her "Ocean's 7" swims CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Charleston, South Carolina's City Council member and symphony harpist, Kathleen Wilson and her U.S. crew of two will fly to New Zealand February 27 with high hopes to receive the go-ahead to swim the Cook Strait. The only "if "is weather conditions. Wilson, 49, has become a marathon...

2012-08-05 18:21:22

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MONDAY, AUGUST 6: EDERLE SWIMS ENGLISH CHANNEL Profile America -- Monday, August 6th. It isn't often that a young person does something alone that captures the attention of the whole world. On this day in 1926, 19-year-old New Yorker Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English...

2012-07-26 23:00:27

English Channel swimmer and Swim Smooth Coach Paul Newsome spoke to Effortless Swimming´s Brenton Ford about hissuccessful freestyle technique that has made him a leading expert in his field. Melbourne, Victoria (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 English Channel swimmer Paul Newsome has revealed secrets to swimming freestyle more efficiently on the Effortless Swimming podcast. In an interview with Effortless Swimming´s Brenton Ford, English Channel swimmer and Swim Smooth Coach Paul Newsome...

2011-10-22 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23: FIRST WOMAN TO SWIM THE ENGLISH CHANNEL Profile America -- Sunday, October 23rd. One-hundred-five years ago today one of the most celebrated figures of the roaring twenties was born -- Gertrude Ederle, who, at the age of 19, became the first woman to swim the English Channel....

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2011-04-08 14:42:04

A rare World War II Nazi aircraft has been discovered at the bottom of the English Channel, and a British museum wants to raise it. The Dornier 17 was shot down over the English Channel in 1940 as it was hit taking part in the Battle of Britain. The aircraft ditched into the sea just off the Kent coast in an area known as the Goodwin Sands. The plane came to rest upside down in 50 feet of water and has become partially visible from time to time as the sands retreated before being buried...

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2010-11-06 08:00:00

Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy jumped from a hot-air balloon Friday and completed two aerial loops by using his custom-made jet-propelled wingsuit.  It was just the latest daredevil stunt by Rossy, who hopes one day he will be able to fly through the Grand Canyon. He launched himself from a replica of the Breitling Orbiter at an altitude of 7,874 feet near Lake Geneva.  The orbiter was the first balloon to be piloted nonstop around the world in 1999.  Rossy then fired up the...

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2009-10-09 14:45:00

A new study by researchers at the University of Southampton has found that sea levels have been rising across the south coast of England over the past century, substantially increasing the risk of flooding during storms. The team has conducted a major data collection exercise, bringing together computer and paper-based records from across the south of England, from the Scilly Isles to Sheerness, to form a single data set of south coast sea levels across the years. Their work has added...

2009-09-21 14:11:01

A pastor from northern Illinois swam 21 miles across the English Channel from England to France to raise money for an African school Rev. Mike Solberg of the Second Congregational Church in Rockford, Ill., said he completed his Saturday swim from Samphire Hoe, England, to Wissant, France, in 13 hours and 31 minutes, the St. Louis (Mo.) Dispatch reported Monday. Solberg said he raised more than $30,000 toward his goal of $50,000 to build a school in Waku Kungo, Angola.


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2012-04-10 18:54:50

White Sea Urchin (Echinus acutus), is a species of sea urchin in the Echinidae family. It is found in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel at depths up to 330 feet below sea level. It is found mainly on coarse substrates with mud and gravel. The White Sea Urchin grows to a diameter of 6 inches. The test (shell) is circular in cross section but rises conically to the apex (tip) of the shell. This species is generally reddish-brown or green...

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