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2013-04-30 12:24:42

Half-Hour Documentary Goes Behind the Scenes of New Film That Brings to Life One of the Most Daring and Dramatic Sea Explorations of Our Time KON-TIKI: The Incredible True Story Hosted by EXTRA's Maria Menounos Premieres This Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. ET/PT During Night of Exploration on National Geographic Channel WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel (NGC) announced today the world premiere of KON-TIKI: The Incredible True Story, a 30-minute...

2012-04-23 23:00:37

The 2012 NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest $5000 Grand Prize is awarded to six teens at Cypress Bay High School in Florida for the space settlement project "The Kon Tiki." Weston, FL (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 Six Cypress Bay High School students have recently won a $5,000 grand prize award in the 2012 NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest. Their space settlement plan, “The Kon Tiki,” was selected from 474 entries throughout 18 countries. The “Kon Tiki” team...

2010-09-21 08:49:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Brownie's Marine Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: "BWMG." www.browniesmarinegroup.com) today announced that its patented technology has now been integrated into the Kon Tiki Royal US "KTR-US" lifejacket and has successfully met, and exceeded, standards codified in the new MSC 200 (80) SOLAS regulations. Of all the international conventions dealing with maritime safety, the most important is the International Convention for the Safety of Life...

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2010-07-06 11:55:00

Organizers said Tuesday that a boat made from 12,500 plastic bottles will leave New Caledonia for Sydney this week on the final leg of a voyage across the Pacific to raise environmental awareness. The "Plastiki" has already sailed 6,944 nautical miles in 108 days from San Francisco to the French Pacific territory. The voyage, inspired by the 1947 Kon-Tiki raft expedition, is said to highlight the dangers of plastic pollution, over-fishing and climate change to the world's oceans.  It...

2009-01-18 15:18:51

A British millionaire says he plans to set sail in a plastic raft to alert the world to a huge floating garbage dump drifting between Hawaii and California. David de Rothschild, 30, of the noted banking family, plans to set sail from San Francisco in April aboard a 60-foot raft of empty plastic water bottles, The Sunday Times of London reported. His destination is a becalmed region known as the north Pacific gyre where plastic waste covers an area five times the size of Britain. The world's...