There are adrenaline junkies, and then, there are Adrenaline Junkies.These folks take that old biscuit, "Living Close To The Edge" to a whole new level.
"Overcoming fears, they step off into thin air and fly like birds, hurtling at impossible speeds and gliding across beautiful landscapes. A startling insight into the revolutionary sport that brings the dream of human flight alive."
Derek Deville's “Qu8k” blasted into the sky on September 30th from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. It climbed to 121,000 feet in 92 seconds. It took some stunning video along the way. Yeah, I know, the video is close to 17 minutes, but it's worth watching. Prepared to be amazed.
"Two years ago, the thought of flying 200 miles at 100 miles per hour in an electric aircraft was pure science fiction," Jack Langelaan, team leader of Team Pipistrel-USA.com, said in today's award announcement. "Now we are all looking forward to the future of electric aviation."
"First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish."—President John F. Kennedy, Joint Session of Congress, May 25, 1961