Felix Baumgartner

 

Check out this new footage of Felix Baumgartner’s amazing skydive from the upper reaches of our planet’s stratosphere. What an extraordinary feat and what a strong stomach Felix must have!

Walking On Air

 

This is a beautiful video filmed by astronauts onboard the International Space Station of our amazing planet. How lucky they are to get a first hand view like this, one that only a very small minority of us will ever get to see. It might be a little cliched, but when you see the Earth from this view doesn’t it make you wonder why there are so many people fighting over such silly things? It also makes me want to take better care of our planet. Maybe more people will get the chance to see this view when Richard Branson’s space tourism flights begin. Maybe he’ll have a cheap return ticket Ryanair-style?!

Capturing New York

This video does a fantastic job in capturing the essence of this beautiful and vibrant city. New York is not my home, I have lived in London my entire life, but for some strange reason, be it social conditioning through film and television or a fantastical dream of living in the city that never sleeps, I have an affinity with New York City. I’ve visited the place only twice in my few years, but long to be able to experience it as a local. In my visits, I’ve got a taste of what it might be like to be a New Yorker and got a sense of the feel of the city. This video really illustrates the small nuances and subtleties that might pass some by, but highlights the small beauties that help make NYC what it is. The iconic views, the people and the vibrancy. I can’t wait until I get to experience it again.

Again, as with my previous post, some Flash-less devices may not be able to load this content but be sure to check it out on a PC when you get the chance.

Link

Credit: Mood Collection

Music: Nuvole Bianche, Ludovico Einaudi

Homemade Spacecraft

I found this clip over at Vimeo and it’s well worth a looksie. These guys decided to try to send a camera up into the upper atmosphere using a weather balloon hoping to capture the footage of its incredible ascent. What I like about this is the way it’s constructed like an experiment for a science class at school but clearly an incredible amount of forward planning, effort and expertise went into it. The footage is beautiful to watch and it showed me just how small we are but how much we can achieve. This is not NASA or the European Space Agency sending a billion $ satellite into space, but can you imagine the things that the child in the video learned from this experiment?! Lots I’m sure. To teachers out there, get your hands on a weather balloon and blow some pupils minds.

by the way if you’re viewing this via non-Flash supported device (you know who you are – rhymes with Snapple), be sure to check it out on a PC when you get a chance.

Clickety click here for the link.

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