Space Shuttle Discovery Soars Through The Clouds

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After an 13 day, 20 hour, 53 minute mission that covered  5.7-million miles the Space Shuttle Discovery landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California’s Mojave Desert.

The Shuttle was originally scheduled to land at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday but directors had to delay the landing due to deteriorating weather on the east coast. After another day of bad weather in Florida NASA decided to aim for a mid-afternoon landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California’s Mojave Desert on Saturday the 12th. Continue reading

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Tiger Woods’ Top 10 Greatest Shots

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When a two-year-old Tiger Woods appeared on national TV it was obvious he was destined for greatness.

On Saturday, September 12th Tiger Woods had one of the most dominating rounds of golf in his career. Woods shot a 9-under 62 setting the Cog Hill course record and effectively blowing away his BMW Championship competition.

Woods is on his way to winning the 2009 FedEx championship and is well on his way to becoming the greatest golfer of all time. Being that we witness history every time Woods hit the course (think the modern day Babe Ruth) we’ve decided to give you his ten greatest shots.

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Venice, Italy Photographed From The Sky

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Venice, the “City of Water,” is located in northeast Italy, spanning 118 islands in the Venetian Lagoon. Buildings in Venice were constructed on wood piles driven into the mud, sand and clay layers under the lagoon. Many of the buildings in Venice still sit on these piles driven more than a thousand years ago.

During the 2008 Venice Film Festival Dan Kitwood, an entertainment photographer from Getty, took the opportunity to make some aerial images of Venice.

View Venice, Italy From The Sky!

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The Most Underrated Golf Courses In America

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Golfers have the names of America’s greatest courses etched in their memories as firmly as the names of their kids: Little Susie, Cypress Point Club, Hank Jr., National Golf Links.

But while you’re peering longingly over the fence at these exclusive courses, are you missing other great courses that you can actually play?

The answer is a firm yes! Here are the most underrated courses you can play in America.

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Michael Jordan: This Is Your Life In Pictures

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Michael Jordan raised his national profile when, as a freshman, he made the go-ahead jumper in the closing seconds of North Carolina’s 63-62 victory against Georgetown in the 1982 national championship game.

From there the sky was the limit – many MVP’s, championships, Gold metals, and major enforcement deals later “Air Jordan” will complete the final step of his basketball career, induction into the Hall of Fame.

Pay tribute to his Airness by checking out photos his Hall of Fame career and navigating through this interactive timeline of his life, from his time at UNC to his HoF induction.

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9/11 Timeline: 102 Minutes that Changed America

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It all began at 8:45 a.m. when hijacked American Airlines flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.

102 minutes later both towers were gone and America was forever changed.

Watch this interesting video by the History Channel for a brief timeline of the events regarding the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Continue reading

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An Island Made Of Plastic Bottles

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In 1998 British eco-pioneer Richart Sowa began filling nets with empty discarded plastic bottles to support a structure of plywood and bamboo, on which he poured sand and planted numerous plants.

The end product was Spiral Island – a floating artificial island sporting a two-story house, a solar oven, a self-composting toilet, and three beaches in a lagoon near Puerto Aventuras, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico south of Cancún. Sowa used some 250,000 bottles for the 66ft by 54 ft structure and even planted mangroves to help keep the island cool, and some of them rose up to 15 ft high.

Spiral Island I was destroyed by Hurricane Emily in 2005 but a resilient Sowa built a new Spiral Island II in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Continue reading

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