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  • Skydiver Breaks Record For Manned Balloon Flight At 23 Miles High

    Skydiver Breaks Record For Manned Balloon Flight At 23 Miles High
    ROSWELL, New Mexico (Reuters) - Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the record for the highest manned balloon flight on Sunday after his craft rose 23 miles above New Mexico, project sponsors said. The 43-year-old daredevil was inside a capsule...
  • Daredevil lands jump from edge of space

    ROSWELL, New Mexico -- Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound -- at one point hitting Mach 1.24, according to a team official -- during his record-setting jump from 128,000 feet Sunday over southeastern New Mexico. "He made it --...
  • Maryland skydivers see boost in interest after Baumgartner's record-breaking feat

    Maryland skydivers see boost in interest after Baumgartner's record-breaking feat
    When a man willingly jumps from 24 miles above the Earth and lives, there is going to be some buzz. On the heels of Austrian Felix Baumgartner's record-setting "supersonic" skydive from the stratosphere last Sunday, the skydiving community in Maryland...
  • Free Friday: Free Tickets to Luna Park at Coney Island

    Free Friday: Free Tickets to Luna Park at Coney Island
    Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. This week's free list: 1) Free Tickets to Luna Park at Coney Island Luna Park at Coney Island will be hosting its third annual 'Nights of Horror' event throughout the month of October. This weekend,...
  • 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...
  • Violet Cowden dies at 94; civilian WASP aviator during World War II

    Violet Cowden dies at 94; civilian WASP aviator during World War II
    Violet Cowden never lost her love of flying, a passion born when she was a young girl envying the hawks soaring above her family's South Dakota farm in the 1920s. When she was a young first-grade teacher learning to fly out of an airfield in Spearfish,...
  • Record-setting aviator Joe Kittinger details his high-flying life

    Record-setting aviator Joe Kittinger details his high-flying life
    Orlando's hall-of-fame aviator Joe Kittinger begins his new book with a moment just before he leaped from a balloon nearly 20 miles up at the edge of space. "The disc of the sun is sharp and brilliant against the ebony backdrop of deep space," the...
  • Winging it

    Winging it
    NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Magical things happen atop the great sand dunes here. The dunes include the largest on the East Coast, which soars 80 to 100 feet above most everything else and offers fine views in all directions: the gleaming Atlantic to the...
  • Put your stress on vacation

    Put your stress on vacation
    Got stress? If you answered no, hooray for you! (And, by the way, what planet are you from?) But if you answered yes (like any normal member of the human race), you're likely heartened by the arrival of vacation season. Just the ticket for a little...
  • Wiped out? Reset your mind-set

    Wiped out? Reset your mind-set
    Does work have you wiped out? Or could you simply use a break from everyday life, but don't have time to spend a week in a spa or fly off to the south of France? Rejuvenation is at hand -- we have some ideas to help you recharge your batteries. Get a...
  • Seeking thrills? Try hang gliding!

    Seeking thrills? Try hang gliding!
    Seeking thrills in Central Florida, or something different than the theme park experience when friends and family visit? Check out Wallaby Ranch in Davenport, and see their daily hang gliding flights. Wallaby Ranch, located near Celebration, is a...