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The Highest Jump

Source: Air & Space Magazine – airspacemag.com By Mark Betancourt The computer scientist who pulled off a world-record skydive is still wondering: Could it be done from orbit?

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60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett Is Underway

Update – 4 At 0:25 AM, CET of September 21, the Spain 1 balloon landed on the southern tip of Italy, leaving only the Swiss 1 & 2 balloons as the remaining teams still flying.

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60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

Source: Fédération Aéronautique Internationale – fai.org The 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett take off from Gladbeck in Germany has been postponed until Sunday, 18 September 2016 due to inclement weather.

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Lockheed Built a Blimp-Crawling Robot That Finds and Fixes Leaks

Source: Gizmodo – gizmodo.com By Andrew Liszewski Satellites and autonomous drones have reduced our need for cutting-edge spy planes and stealth fighters. So Lockheed’s famed Skunk Works, creators of the SR-71 Blackbird, have now built a unique robot called the … Continue reading

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Russian Adventurer Fedor Konyukhov Breaks World Hot Air Balloon Record, Lands Safely in Western Australia

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation – .abc.net.au Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has broken the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the Earth in a hot air balloon in just over 11 days, landing safely in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt.

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