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Skydive from space recreated in LEGO | Grist   Leave a comment

Skydive from space recreated in LEGO

By Jess Zimmerman

We wrote about Felix Baumgartner’s planned freefall from the edge of space last week, but the first attempt ended up being called off due to winds. He pulled it off over the weekend, though, falling for over four minutes and achieving supersonic speed. If you missed the jump, which sponsor Red Bull swears will have scientific validity but which will probably most serve to make people gasp and then feel depressed about the state of our public-sector space program, you can see it recreated at 1 to 350 ”

AN : this article from GRIST captures ,with the videos, both the real dive and the unreal dive (LEGO re-creation ). Either way, a superb accomplishment !

via Skydive from space recreated in LEGO | Grist.

Posted October 16, 2012 by arnoneumann in aerospace, LEGO

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Felix Baumgartner lands safely after record-breaking Red Bull Stratos jump   Leave a comment

“ROSWELL, N.M. — Austrian extreme skydiver Felix Baumgartner has become the only human being to break the sound barrier outside of an airplane after skydiving from 38 km above the earth.

After much anticipation and several scrapped attempts, Baumgartner landed safely in New Mexico slightly at about 2:20 p.m. ET Sunday.

We live to conquer fears and pursue dreams, may our attempts and accomplishments progress humankind,” Baumgartner said via Twitter after landing. ”

AN : Felix Baumgartner accomplished someting historic today. He did it with calculated risk and with a team. ( The article also has a video of the jump ). I think his quote above speaks for itself . Congradulations !

via Felix Baumgartner lands safely after record-breaking Red Bull Stratos jump | World | News | National Post.

Posted October 14, 2012 by arnoneumann in Space

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BBC News – Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images   Leave a comment

New tools for archaeology …space satellite imagry . Tested and proven in Egypt.

“… Dr Parcak said the most exciting moment was visiting the excavations at Tanis.

“They’d excavated a 3,000-year-old house that the satellite imagery had shown and the outline of the structure matched the satellite imagery almost perfectly. That was real validation of the technology.”

The Egyptian authorities plan to use the technology to help – among other things – protect the country’s antiquities in the future.

During the recent revolution, looters accessed some well-known archaeological site .

She also hopes the new technology will help engage young people in science and will be a major help for archaeologists around the world.

“It allows us to be more focused and selective in the work we do. Faced with a massive site, you don’t know where to start.

“It’s an important tool to focus where we’re excavating. It gives us a much bigger perspective on archaeological sites. We have to think bigger and that’s what the satellites allow us to do.” ”

via BBC News – Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images.

Posted July 29, 2011 by arnoneumann in Archeology

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