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Thailand’s Red Bull and The World’s Highest Free Fall in History

By Thitiphan Deepet Pattaya Times 19.10.2012
Felix Baumgartner of Austria jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012 in space. He broke the world record for the highest free fall in history after making a 23-mile ascent in capsule.

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner leapt into the stratosphere from a balloon hovering near the edge of space 24 miles above Earth on October 14th, breaking as many as three world records including the highest skydive ever. Pending verification by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), an air sports governing agency based in Lausanne, Switzerland, preliminary data showed that the jump had set three new world records, including (1) maximum altitude of 24.261 miles; (2) maximum free fall speed of 834.4 miles an hour, or Mach 1.24, breaking the sound barrier assisted only by gravity; and (3) total free fall distance of 119,846 feet.

Incorrect doomsday predictions have taken place several times in each of the past several centuries. Readers should bear in mind what Carl Sagan noted several years ago; "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."

NASA Chooses Future Space Missions to Venus, an Asteroid or the Moon

NASA has selected three proposals as candidates for the agency's next space venture to another celestial body in our solar system. The final project selected in mid-2011 may provide a better understanding of Earth's formation or perhaps the origin of life on our planet.

Spirit Reaches Six Years on Mars Amid Uncertain Future

On January 3, Spirit marked six years of unprecedented science exploration and inspiration, but the upcoming Martian winter could end the roving career of the beloved, scrappy robot.

Scenes from the movie “2012”, Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

The planets are lining up as predicted. The climate scare is here. Wars fought with heavy steel, great famine, severe drought, epidemic disease and social and financial chaos are all here as predicted long ago.

Students were eager to learn about the ‘Love Tree and Reduce Global Warming’ project held at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden.

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden Pattaya recently began their new project ‘Love Trees and Reduce Global Warming’ with the purpose of educating the local youth about the importance of the environment. The project included members from the government and private sectors.

World Pollution Brings Climate Near Tipping Point

Lack Of Action Will Cost $US Trillions

Pattaya Beach Area Cleanup Planned

Siripun Sinbuathong 21.11.2009
Ways to beautify Pattaya's Beach areas are being discussed to increase tourism to the area.

A Pattaya Business & Tourism Association meeting was held at the Green Park Hotel Resort in North Pattaya to discuss ways to beautify Pattaya’s beachfront area.

Climate change is predicted to have a devastating impact on the Great Mekong River.

Temperatures are predicted to rise between 2ºC to 4ºC in the Greater Mekong region by the end of the century negatively affecting the area which is one of the most biologically diverse in the world.



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