Thursday, January 3, 2013
Fastest, Highest, Deepest
Some impressive events that were just ideas in someones creative mind happened in 2012.....Fastest.. DARPA's Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2) travelling at 13,000 mph, or Mach 20
Deepest....Deepsea Challenger (DCV 1) is a 7.3 metres deep-diving submersible designed to reach the bottom of Challenger Deep, the deepest known point on Earth. On March 26, 2012, Canadian film director James Cameron piloted the craft to accomplish this goal, becoming the first person to reach Challenger Deep in a one-man craft. Built in Sydney, Australia by the research and design company Acheron Project Pty Ltd, the Deepsea Challenger includes scientific sampling equipment and high-definition 3-D cameras, and reached the ocean's deepest point after roughly two hours of descent from the surface.
Highest.... After 9 minutes and 3 seconds from jump to landing, Felix Baumgartner touched the ground safely with a perfect landing. Preliminary figures Altitude reached: 128,097 Total time from jump to landing: 9 min. 3 seconds Freefall duration: 4 min. 19 seconds Speed: 1137 km per hour