Tag: aerial

Sep 5, 2014

Astronauts in Space Give Video Geography Tour of Earth

Astronauts in Space Give Video Geography Tour of Earth

Watch Expedition 38 crew members Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio give a brief geography lesson as they hurtle through space at 27,600 km/h (17,100 mph) onboard the International Space Station.

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Aug 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: When Skydivers Meet

Picture of the Day: When Skydivers Meet

Photograph by Dom Daher / Red Bull Content Pool Soul Flyers Fred Fugen and Vincent Reffet perform during training in Austria for The Ultimate Skydiving Combo, skydiving from 33,000 feet (10 km) above Austria on May 13th, 2014. Love the curvature of Earth in this shot! What an epic location for a handshake! …

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Aug 20, 2014

12 Photos That Look Straight Down from Perilous Heights

12 Photos That Look Straight Down from Perilous Heights

Photographer and urban explorer Ivan Kuznetsov shows us the world from a vantage point many of us will never experience first hand. Based in Moscow, the Russian photographer is a well-known ‘rooftopper’, which means he scales tall buildings and structures (often illegally) to take dizzying aerial photos of the world below. While ‘extreme’ rooftopping…

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Aug 16, 2014

Picture of the Day: Aerial Refuel

Picture of the Day: Aerial Refuel

Photograph by US Air Force [USAF June 11, 2014] A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., performed air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker from Royal Air Force Mildenhall June 11, 2014, over Cornwall, England. Whiteman AFB is participating in familiarization training operations while deployed to RAF Fairford. (U.S. Air Force Senior Airman…

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Aug 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: Cumulonimbus Cloud over Africa

Picture of the Day: Cumulonimbus Cloud over Africa

Photograph by NASA [NASA April 21, 2010] Perhaps the most impressive of cloud formations, cumulonimbus (from the Latin for “pile” and “rain cloud”) clouds form due to vigorous convection (rising and overturning) of warm, moist, and unstable air. Surface air is warmed by the Sun-heated ground surface and rises; if sufficient atmospheric moisture is…

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Jul 15, 2014

The First International Drone Photography Awards

The First International Drone Photography Awards

The winners of the first International Drone Photography Contest, organized by social network Dronestagram, were recently announced. The contest launched 15 May 2014 in partnership with National Geographic and received over 2000 submissions from entrants around the world. The winning authors came from Indonesia, Singapore, Mexico, Bulgaria and France. There were three prizes awarded…

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Jul 5, 2014

This Guy Flew a Quadcopter Through Fireworks and It Looks Awesome

This Guy Flew a Quadcopter Through Fireworks and It Looks Awesome

This is what the inside of a fireworks show looks like! Jos Stiglingh attached a GoPro to a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter and flew it through a fireworks show in West Palm Beach, Florida. His quadcopter emerged unscathed and he was able to capture some incredible footage. Music is Con te partirò by Andrea…

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