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diigo Fastest Man On Earth
Friday 17th of October 2014
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"Sitting alone atop the Sonic Wind, Stapp looked like a pathetic figure. A siren wailed eerily, adding to the tension, and two red flares lofted skywards. Overhead, pilot Joe Kittinger, approaching in a T-33, pushed his throttle wide open in anticipation of the launch. With five seconds to go Stapp yanked a lanyard activating the sled's movie cameras, and hunkered down for the inevitable shock. The Sonic Wind's nine rockets detonated with a terrific roar, spewing 35-foot long trails of fire and hurtling Stapp down the track. "He was going like a bullet," Kittinger remembers. "He went by me like I was standing still, and I was going 350 mph." Just seconds into the run the sled had reached its peak velocity of 632 miles per hour ? actually faster than a bullet ? subjecting Stapp to 20 Gs of force and battering him with wind pressures near two tons. "I thought," continues Kittinger, "that sled is going so damn fast the first bounce is going to be Albuquerque. I mean, there was no way on God's earth that sled could stop at the end of the track. No way." But then, just as the sound of the rockets' initial firing reached the ears of far off observers, the Wind hit the water brake. The rear of the sled, its rockets expended, tore away. The front section continued downrange for several hundred feet, hardly slowing at all until it hit the second water brake."


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youtube Fun Jump
Tuesday 14th of October 2014
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youtube Jump
Monday 13th of October 2014
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diigo The First Spacewalk
Monday 13th of October 2014
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"Alexei Leonov did not feel as if he was in motion as he clambered on to the outside of the spacecraft, 500km above the Earth.

But in reality, he was hurtling around our planet at speeds that are many times faster than a jet aircraft.

The vast, vivid geography of our planet stretched out before him - a giant canvas of contrasting colours and textures.

He was the first of his species to see our planet in such glorious aspect."


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youtube Wingsuit Playmobil Fly Close
Friday 26th of September 2014
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youtube Gopro: Waltz On the Walls of City Hall
Saturday 20th of September 2014
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youtube Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush Review Margaret & David
Friday 19th of September 2014
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youtube The Zero Theorem - Official Trailer (2014)
Thursday 18th of September 2014
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youtube Smooth Tricks of a Turkish Ice Cream Parlor
Tuesday 16th of September 2014
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youtube Scream for Ice Cream | Turkish Ice Cream Man
Tuesday 16th of September 2014
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