Spaceport America has just opened. It’s the world’s first facility designed specifically to launch commercial spacecraft, which will be used by Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company set up by Richard Branson. The opening of the facility comes less than two weeks after Virgin Galactic completed the first solo flight of SpaceShip Two.
BLOC Eyewear has become the official eyewear sponsor of the Gobi 2011, a 1,600km on-foot crossing of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. One of the greatest challenges in the desert is to protect oneself from the sun, so while the Gobi 2011 could certainly suffer sun burn and heat stroke, at least we know their eyes will be well protected.
The Cove brings all the drama of a spy movie to its telling of the story of the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan. But years before the movie, there was just a one girl. One girl with a camera who shot the photos that shocked the world and ultimately led to the making of the film. An interview with Brooke McDonald.
10,000 miles, 21 countries, 3 continents in under 13 days 8 hours and 48 minutes. Last weekend a three-man team left London for Cape Town in an attempt to beat the current record for driving between the two cities. Driving continuously, day and night for nearly two weeks, eating and sleeping in the cramped confines of a Land Rover.
ThePlanetD is hosting a photography tour through Rajasthan in consultation with Wire India. This is what Deb and Dave had to say on their blog:
We will focus on not only getting that perfect shot that you can finally hang on your wall, but encourage people to integrate with society.