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Baumgartner To Make Freefall Attempt From The Edge Of Space
2012-02-08 05:35:02

Australian adventurer Felix Baumgartner is planning to set a record to skydive from the edge of space and back down to Earth. The daredevil is going to plunge 23 miles above the surface of our planet, and head back down to not only set a record height for a freefall, but also break the sound barrier. "We'll be setting new standards for aviation," Team medical director Dr. Jonathan Clark said on Red Bull Stratos website. "Never before has anyone reached the speed of sound without being...

2011-09-22 12:13:18

NASA this week completed the first in a series of flight-like parachute tests for the agency's Orion spacecraft. The drop tests at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona support the design and development of the Orion parachute assembly. Flying at an altitude of 25,000 feet, a drop-test article that mimicked the Orion parachute compartment was deployed from a C-130 aircraft. Once airborne, two drogue chutes were deployed at an altitude of 19,000 feet, followed by three pilot...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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