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  • Watch: Felix Baumgartner breaks sound barrier in record jump October 15, 2012

    43-year-old Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner jumped over 1,20,000 feet to land safely on Earth. He is the first skydiver to break the sound barrier in the highest and fastest freefall in history. Felix has broken Joe Kittinger's 52-year-old record for the highest and fastest skydive. Felix has successfully completed 2,500...
  • Felix Baumgartner lands after record-breaking jump of 39 km October 15, 2012

    Roswell: Austrian extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed gracefully on Earth Sunday after a 24-mile (38.6-kilometer) jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, record-breaking feat that officials said made him the first skydiver to fall faster than the speed of sound. Baumgartner came down in the eastern New Mexico desert about nine...
  • Felix Baumgartner lands after record-breaking jump of 39 km October 15, 2012

    Roswell: An Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner on Sunday landed successfully after record-breaking jump of 39 kilometres breaking the sound barrier. Cheers broke out as the craft carrying Felix Baumgartner took flight at 9:30 am (11:30 am EDT/1530 GMT). An enormous balloon rose into the air, pulling after it an 11-by-8-foot...
  • Felix Baumgartner: Skydiver cancels try at supersonic jump October 10, 2012

    Roswell: Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner cancelled his planned death-defying 23-mile (37 kilometer) free fall on Tuesday into the New Mexico desert because of high winds. The 43-year-old former military parachutist from Austria had hoped to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier and shatter three other...
  • Felix Baumgartner: Extreme skydiver begins preparation for supersonic jump October 9, 2012

    Roswell (New Mexico, USA): A weather hold that threatened to cancel extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner's death-defying, 23-mile (37 km) free fall into the southeastern New Mexico desert has been lifted. The planned 7 am launch on Tuesday was delayed by high winds. However, just before 9 am, the winds...
  • Felix Baumgartner hopes to make supersonic jump October 9, 2012

    Roswell (New Mexico, USA): Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner hopes to end five years of preparation with a death-defying 23-mile (37-kilometer) free fall into the New Mexico desert on Tuesday morning. Weather permitting, the 43-year-old Austrian will take off in a 55-story, ultra-thin and easy-to-tear helium balloon that will...
  • Felix Baumgartner: Skydiver eyes record-breaking jump over US October 9, 2012

    Roswell: Skydiver Felix Baumgartner's attempt at the highest, fastest free fall in history on Tuesday is more than just a stunt. His planned 23-mile dive from the stratosphere should provide scientists with valuable information for next-generation spacesuits and techniques that could help astronauts survive accidents. Jumping from more than three times...
  • Felix Baumgartner: Skydiver ready for his 36-km free fall October 9, 2012

    On Tuesday evening at 6 pm, 43-year-old Austrian sky diver Felix Baumgartner will do the unthinkable. He will jump from a height of 1,20,000 feet above ground level and become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier in the highest and fastest freefall in history. The event will be...
  • Live at 6 pm on History TV18: Highest and fastest free fall October 9, 2012

    Austrian sky diver Felix Baumgartner will on Tuesday attempt to jump from the edge of space itself. Jumping from 1,20,000 feet above the ground level, he will be the first skydiver to break the sound barrier in the highest and fastest freefall in history. Watch it live at 6 pm on Tuesday,...
  • Winds challenge crews battling wildfires in US June 20, 2011

    Phoenix: Authorities ordered more evacuations on Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and on the New Mexico border faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and toward populated areas. The new evacuations were near the southern Arizona city of Sierra Vista, where the Monument...
  • First hotel in space on schedule, to open in 2012 October 31, 2009

    Barcelona, Spain: The company behind plans to open the first hotel in space says they are still on target to accept the first paying guests in 2012. The Barcelona-based architects of Galactic Suite say the space hotel will be the most expensive in the galaxy, costing €3 million, or $4.5 million,...
  • Intelligent men have the best sperm October 13, 2008

    London: A man's sperm quality turns out to be a decent indicator of his brain power, says University of New Mexico evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller. According to the tests conducted by the expert, it was found that men who scored high on a battery of intelligence tests boasted high counts...
  • US tries hand at same-sex classes November 4, 2006

    Albuquerque (New Mexico): President Bush recently approved legislation allowing public schools to separate classes by gender in the US. In New Mexico, a middle school already has single-sex classes as part of a pilot program. Aleli Colon is a sixth-grade Math teacher at Van Buren Middle School. She's part of a pilot program,...