Category: Space Exploration

A Behind-the-Scenes Look At the Making of the Sci-Fi Motion Picture Oblivion

Earth is a memory worth fighting for.” – Byline for the new science fiction motion pictureOblivion“.

Readers might recall that the week Katie Holmes dumped Scientologist, veteran actor and still highly bankable movie icon Tom Cruise, he was on location in Iceland filming scenes for “Oblivion.” It had to be one of the most difficult weeks of his life in 2012 for Cruise.  He flew back to the states in the middle of filming to deal with issues surrounding the sudden death of his marriage to Holmes. The film, however, is a huge hit, garnering more than $150 million in ticket sales globally in it’s opening week. Here are some photos, videos, reviews and behind the scenes footage from the making of “Oblivion,” starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman. Included at the end of this post is the full soundtrack for Oblivion, running a little over an hour. Enjoy.

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What A Ride! Felix Baumgartner Free Falls 24 Miles from the Edge of Space, Breaks the Sound Barrier

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Felix Baumgartner may, arguably, be one of the bravest men on earth at this moment in human history. Below is the utterly staggering jaw dropping video recording of his jump from 24 miles high at the edge of space back to earth. Just incredible!

Cited from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/us/felix-baumgartner-skydiving.html?_r=0

“The man, Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian daredevil, made the highest and fastest jump in history after ascending by a helium balloon to an altitude of 128,100 feet. As millions around the world experienced the vertiginous view from his capsule’s camera, which showed a round blue world surrounded by the black of space, he stepped off into the void and plummeted for more than four minutes, reaching a maximum speed measured at 833.9 miles per hour, or Mach 1.24.”

See also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19943590

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/us/felix-baumgartner-skydiving.html?_r=0

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