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British Aerospace Engineering Shows Off Old Parachuting Tank For New Wars
BAEck to the future
U.S. Army Starts Planning For An Armored Vehicle That Skydives
Seventeen years since retiring its last tank capable of air drop, the U.S. Army is in the early stages of developing a new one.
Sad That Baumgartner Didn’t Jump? Cheer Up With These 7 Completely Insane Aerial Stunts
A 15-mile free fall, a tennis match at 3,000 feet, and more daredeviling from the archives
How Felix Baumgartner’s Skydive Should Unfold
The predawn hours are dark and still at the Roswell International Air Center, where today Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team are preparing for his 23-mile-high skydive. There's currently a weather hold due to high winds at 800 feet. Once that hold lifts, here’s the play-by-play of how the morning should unfold from the project’s technical director Art Thompson.
Photo of the Day: NASA Tests Gigantic Parachutes for the Next Manned Space Capsule
Even the space shuttle, which glided through the atmosphere and landed like an airplane, had parachutes to help slow it...
Video: Wall-Climbing, Base-Jumping Robot Hurls Itself From Buildings
A new base-jumping robot can climb vertical walls, flip open a parachute and jump off, parasailing to the ground while...
Dramatic Video Shows How New Mars Rover Will Land Using a Sky Crane
When parachutes and airbags won’t do the trick, you’ve got to land like a hovercraft, lowering precious cargo from a...
Testing a Super-Sized Parachute for Mars–Rover
A parachute destined for Mars experiences 81,250 pounds of drag force in the world’s largest wind tunnel at NASA Ames...