February 13, 2014 |
Federal prosecutors have dismissed a misdemeanor citation filed against a man who leaped off a cliff to save his wife, whose parachute had failed to open during the newlyweds' adventure in southern Utah. Amber Marie Bellows, 28, died after she fell Saturday performing what's known as a BASE jump. BASE is an acronym for building, antenna, span, and earth, the fixed objects from which participants jump. A Zion National Park officer cited Clayton Hoyt Butler, 29, for flying a parachute through a national park without a permit.
July 24, 2013 |
Video streaming by Ustream Early Wednesday morning, NASA engineers will drop a model spacecraft big enough to hold four astronauts from 35,000 feet up in the air - and you can watch what happens next, live, right here. NASA will host a Live Google Hangout from the test site at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. PDT on July 24. And the good news is that something is guaranteed to go wrong. The engineers will simulate a failure of one of the model spacecraft's three main parachutes, according to a release from the space agency.
June 21, 2013 |
Like the independent Wanted Design show that ran concurrently with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York last month, the inaugural Parachute Market is set to launch this weekend blocks from the Dwell on Design expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Presented by the vintage furniture and design shop Storefront, the marketplace is intended to be a quarterly outlet for furniture, accessories, fine art and decorative arts...
March 15, 2013 |
Skydiver Craig Stapleton, 51, is lucky to be alive after his parachutes failed during a jump on Sunday. Stapleton jumped from 8,000 feet, and then his primary and backup parachutes failed. "I thought, 'God hates me,'" Stapleton told ABCNews.com. "I felt like nothing was going right here. I knew I was going to die. I thought, 'If I live through this, I'll have months of rehab.' " Only part of Stapleton's main chute deployed, so he went to his backup. That got tangled in the main chute.
January 8, 2013 |
For days, hundreds of rescuers spanned across nine square miles on a rugged mountain east of Seattle, trudging through dense vegetation while calling Kurt Ruppert's name -- all with the hope of finding the 29-year-old sky diver alive. No response came. Authorities now say Ruppert is presumed dead -- maybe a victim of the sharp cold nights, or some kind of problem during the 6,500-foot fall from the helicopter he jumped out of on Thursday. Ruppert was wearing a special winged suit at the time that allows sky divers to glide long distances before deploying a parachute.
January 5, 2013 |
Authorities in Washington state narrowed their search Saturday for a skydiver who disappeared after jumping from a helicopter above the Cascade Mountains and are hoping to find the 29-year old alive after two days in the rugged terrain. Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff's Office said authorities used cellphone signals and the helicopter's flight pattern to focus on a quarter-square-mile area on Mt Si east of Seattle. The skydiver's cellphone is no longer working, she said.