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This Week on Pythom

Latest around the world

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This Week on Pythom

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Hot Air Balloon World Record

Russian hot air balloon pilots, Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyaylo, plus Fedor's next record attempt

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Adventure headlines kicking off 2016

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One door closes, another opens. HAPPY NEW 2016!

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Everest movie poster pic of a different peak?

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Lhotses and grizzlies

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This Week on Pythom

Review of last week's main adventure headlines.

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Lhotse, Antarctica and Amazon

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BALLS: What it Takes in (New) Space

Dispatch from the largest event for non-professional rockets in the world

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Icarus Trophy: Birdmen Launch Race across US

The "longest and toughest air race on the planet" kicking off Monday

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Rocket Launch: Level 1 certificate

Certified Rocketeers at Black Rock

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Icon Aircaft: First Delivery

The foldable sports-plane is going into serial production

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Pakistan Deployed Four Military Aircrafts for Nepal Relief, Alpine Club Letter of Support

Alpine Club of Pakistan President Manzoor Hussain Lt Col addresses Ang Tshering Sherpa, President of the Nepal Mountaineering Association

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Solar plane took off on 35,000km flight - watch live

Single seater aircraft with 17,000 solar panel cells (updated)

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ExWeb influenced Spacesuit at TEDx

Cameron will show off the Mars suit at TEDx Brussels with Belgian trekker as test pilot

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Mission to Mars: Stage 2 Report

We have entered the next phase.

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Animated map of global weather conditions

Wind, temperature and ocean currents forecast

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Amelia Earhart is Flying Around the World

Modern pilot honors famous aviator, and her namesake, on 77th anniversary of her disappearance by recreating her historic flight

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Gamme and team to climb, jump and ski in Dronning Maud Land

50 days of climbing, BASE jumping (Ulvetanna), skiing, kite-skiing and even fatbike riding

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Wingsuiter Jeb Corliss at 100 km/h through Flying Dagger crack

To call the flight narrow would be an understatement, stated Jeb Corliss after his success.

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Wingsuit stunt: Jeb Corliss and the Flying Dagger

A super demanding flight though the crack - and a glimpse to the future through AirGlass

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New Clue in 76-Year Search for Amelia Earhart

Sonar imaging of the ocean floor near Kiribati reveals the possible resting place of Earhart's plane.

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Kangchenjunga Update: 11 Summits, 5 Dead

5 Climbers died on Kangchenjunga after reaching summit.

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ExWeb interview with Art Mortvedt, flying the Polar Pumpkin to the South Pole and North Pole

Every person has a story to tell, says Alaskan bush pilot, Art Mortvedt. So has he after flying the 1980 Cessna A185F to the ends of the earth.

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Viral Bat Cave Wingsuit Video - Alexander Polli Interview

Who is the man behind the insane bat cave wingsuit stunt?

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Art Mortvedt and the Polar Pumpkin made it to the North Pole

Art Mortvedt flew the same plane, the Polar Pumpkin, to the South Pole and the North Pole.

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Antarctic Plane Crash: Voice recorder recovered from wreckage

The search-and-rescue team was able to recover some equipment from the exposed tail of the de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter, including the cockpit voice recorder.

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Ken Borek Air Twin Otter missing in Antarctica

No names have been officially released but according to news media the pilot was Bob Heath from Inuvik, NWT, Canada.

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ExWeb CES report: Something new is brewing

It's in the air but no one knows exactly what it is.

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The future of adventure film and television: Luis Hernan Reina, mass-screening Colombia

This entry in ExWeb's series about the future of adventure film and television is an interesting view from South America.

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Felix Baumgartner's Record Space Jump videos and photos

"I had a system to achieve this. I break things into portions. I don't look at the end result, just always looking for the next task," advice from Baumgartner.

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Felix Baumgarten landed from the Stratosphere

It took nearly two and a half hours to get to 128,000 ft. The air was so thin the balloon started to float.

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Watch live Space Jump: comparison of technology from past to present

Joe Kittinger jumped from 102,800 ft (31,300 m) August 16th, 1960; 52 years later he stands by for Felix Baumgartner’s attempt to go higher and faster. Follow live stream.

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Space Jump watch: Felix Baumgartner’s next attempt

To abort the previous attempt was a disappointment, but as long as they have a spare balloon and they have more launch opportunities, he is good, says the Austrian skydiver. Next launch opportunity is Sunday, October 14th.

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Winging it! Exweb interview with Joby Ogwyn

BASE jumping and wing-suit flying has taken over his life the last six years.

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Watch live: SpaceX Dragon approaching International Space Station

SpaceX Dragon capsule makes its approach grapple by the Expedition 33 crew.

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Felix ready to roll UPDATE: mission abort

"The next time we talk, I'm going to be the person who has the 2nd highest parachute jump in the world," said Joe Kittinger at Weather Brief this morning. His apprentice, Austrian Felix Baumgartner is ready to launch. UPDATE mission abort

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Space jump broadcast live

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s initial October 9th early morning lift-off time to120,000 ft / 36,576 m is postponed due to the wind. Watch live countdown and action broadcast here.

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ExWeb record jump current: word from private space suit designer and wing suit glider about Baumgartner attempt

Comes down to the tech, said the wing suiter. There's one crux, said the space suit designer.

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Mission update: Cold front halts jump from the edge of space - stand by live

“I'm deleting any negative thoughts and focusing on what I have to do right now,” says Felix Baumgartner who rehearsed his jump from an altitude of 120,000 ft / 36,576 m during the final preparations over the weekend. Watch mission live.

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Reality of human flight videos: BASE jumpers Geraldine Fasnacht and Aleksander Polli

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose to live with no regret.” This is BASE jumper Alexander Jolli’s philosophy.

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96,640ft / 29,455m sky-diving: latest video

Felix Baumgartner’s jump on July 25th.

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Felix Baumgartner’s sky-diving jump from 96,640ft / 29,455m

Only one more step to go to 120,000 feet / 36,500 meter, says Felix Baumgartner yesterday after jumping from an altitude of 96,640ft / 29,455m at 536mph / 863kph, and after 3 minutes and 48 seconds in freefall leading up to a 10 minute and 36 descent.

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Pushing the limits without legs: Andy Campbell 30,000 miles to go

8 years ago Andy Campbell lost the use of his legs in a mountaineering accident. This month he sets off on a 30,000 mile journey across 4 continents by off-road wheelchair, handcycle, paraglider, and kayak; feeding his desire for freedom and adventure.

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RussianClimb about Simone's longline mission: Alexey and Svetlana's story

"The entire climbing community in Russia send their respect to the bold Italian pilots Simone Moro and Pirgiorgio Rosati," says Lena, providing the story behind the amazing longline mission.

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Stunning pictures: Simone Moro performs highest human sling mission yet

Yesterday Simone told ExWeb he was about to perform an extreme
sling operation. Today the pictures arrived.

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Ice Camp Barneo season ends

April 22 was set as the cut-off date for all ski expeditions to the Geographic North Pole. Barneo staff flew the last scientists and Last Degree skiers back to Longyearbyen and has started to dismantle the camp.

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Surfing the never-ending wave: Geraldine Fasnacht BASE jumping Antarctica and more

She-gliders are rare species but here's one: Swiss born Geraldine Fasnacht flies down mountains on her snowboard or in wingsuit.

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Speedfly Himalaya: ExWeb interview with Mal Haskins

Speedfly in thin air. What does this mean? "Basically you go faster – a lot faster," Mal Haskins told ExplorersWeb.

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Best of ExplorersWeb 2011 Awards: Everest paraglide

One couldn't fly, the other didn't climb: it was stealth, it was shoestring, it was crazy, but they did it. Dark horses Babu Sunuwar, 28, and Lakpa Tshering Sherpa, 35, summited Everest on May 21st and broke the World Record of Altitude in Paragliding.

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ICON update: last phase test in October

ICON reports it had a record year at the EAA AirVenture, taking deposits for an unprecedented 143 aircraft. The prototype aircraft made its first flight with the new spin-resistant wing design and is nearing the end of the aerodynamic refinement portion of the flight test program.

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Sightseeing plane crash kills 19 in Nepal

(Newsdesk) Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) -- Nineteen people aboard a small plane were killed Sunday when it crashed while trying to land at the airport in Kathmandu, police in Nepal said.Among the occupants onboard were two Americans, officials said.The Beechcraft plane was returning from a sightseeing tour when it

 
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