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  • Mars rover photos will help scientists better understand planet

     
    As the Mars rover Curiosity continues to send NASA dramatic images, scientists say the pictures will help them better understand the Red Planet. At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, there is one scientist who seems to have become in some ways......
  • Looking for clues in Curiosity's photos from Mars (Google+ Hangout)

     
    The Mars rover Curiosity on sent back dramatic panorama color images from the Red Planet, the latest in a series of images from the mission. We will talk to flight director Bobak Ferdowsi, also known as NASA's "Mohawk Guy." He......
  • BASE jumper becomes stuck in tree, later rescued

     
    A man was plucked from a tree early Tuesday morning after he BASE jumped off a 730-feet Northern California bridge thought to be the highest in the state, an official said....
  • “Long Island Medium” Season 3 recaps “The Flying Larrys” and “My Keys Now”

     
    Theresa Caputo wasn’t comfortable – at all – with husband and son (the Larrys) decision to try skydiving in the Long Island Medium Season 3 episode of “The Flying Larrys.” In her familiar Long Island tone, Theresa quipped, &#...
  • NGC special will chronicle Felix Baumgartner’s epic space jump

     
    If you were one of the millions who watched Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking free-fall jump this past Sunday — when he became the first person to free fall while breaking the sound barrier — you know what an impressive accomplishment it...
  • Getting the hang of it — hang gliding, that is

    Getting the hang of it — hang gliding, that is
    With a pneumatic whoooooooosh, I leave Earth again, and I am not even propelled by the sort of happy hour rocket fuel with which I'm sometimes associated. In truth, I do not have many happy hours. I have happy minutes, happy moments. An entire hour?...
  • Air Show Returns to Reno One Year After Deadly Crash

    Air Show Returns to Reno One Year After Deadly Crash
    RENO, NV (KTLA) -- The Reno National Championship Air Races are underway for the 49th annual event, despite last year's deadly crash. Ten spectators died at last year's show when pilot Jimmy Leeward lost control of his P51 Mustang and crashed into the...
  • Woman Critically Hurt Trying to Set Skydiving Record

    Woman Critically Hurt Trying to Set Skydiving Record
    PERRIS, Calif. (KTLA) -- A woman trying to set a skydiving world record was critically hurt Sunday in a skydiving accident near the Perris Valley Airport. The woman, whose name was not released, was found unconscious beneath her emergency parachute. She...
  • Seattle man killed in paragliding accident north of Whistler, B.C.

    Seattle man killed in paragliding accident north of Whistler, B.C.
    A man who died in a paragliding accident near Pemberton, B.C., has been identified as 55-year-old John Clifford of Seattle, The Canadian Press reported Wednesday. The B.C. Coroners Service said Clifford had been one of more than 100 competitors at the...
  • Skydiving Instructor Fined for Letting Woman Slip Out of Harness (VIDEO)

    Skydiving Instructor Fined for Letting Woman Slip Out of Harness (VIDEO)
    LODI, Calif. (KTLA) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is fining an instructor $2,200 for not properly securing an elderly woman during a skydive in 2011. Laverne Everett was crossing skydiving off her bucket list, jumping out of a plane flying...
  • Daredevil training for 23-mile-high skydive

    Daredevil training for 23-mile-high skydive
    Roswell, NM, is no stranger to weird things falling out the skies. And that includes Felix Baumgartner (http://felixbaumgartner.com). Fearless Felix took his latest ride to the stratosphere above Roswell this week, going up more than 96,000 feet in a...
  • Discovering the open spirit of Rio de Janeiro

    Discovering the open spirit of Rio de Janeiro
    RIO DE JANEIRO — "Should I use violence to restrain you if you want to buy too much?" my Italian roommate asked, seeing my enthusiasm for shopping manifest itself at a Brazilian kitchenware and china shop in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana neighborhood....