Measuring 328-feet, Lazzarini’s Saturnia is no ordinary superyacht, as it doubles as a floating seaport for other vessels. To keep things as light as possible, its entire chassis is forged from dry carbon fiber, while the private entry can be accessed using the two openings on each side that rise up at the push of a button, complete with up to 5-feet of draft to moor inside. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Blue Origin’s long awaited first human flight was a success today when New Shepard launched four private citizens – Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen – beyond the Kármán Line, the internationally recognized boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space at 330,000-feet. After landing, the astronauts were greeted by their families as well as Blue Origin’s ground operations team in the West Texas desert for a celebration. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Blue Origin announced today that 18-year-old physics student Oliver Daemen will be the first paying customer to fly on board New Shepard, marking the beginning of commercial operations for the program. He’ll be joined by Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, and Wally Funk aboard New Shepard’s first human flight on July 20th. This sudden replacement came about when the original winner of Blue Origin’s auction chose to fly on a future New Shepard mission due to scheduling conflicts. Read more for a short news segment and additional information.
Deep Dive Dubai has opened and it’s officially the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving. Guests can dive 197-feet to a submerged city that looks to be straight out of an Indiana Jones movie. The pool itself can hold the equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools, and is 49.2-feet (15 meters) deeper than any other. For extra safety, there’s a total of 56 underwater cameras installed throughout to ensure that safety crews will be able to reach anyone in need. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Targus Urban Essential Backpack is perfect for business travel, school, or just everyday use, and you can get one for $20.75, today only, originally $49.99. Featuring clean lines and a a minimalist interior, while offering essential protection and organization in a lightweight frame, complete with a pocket for laptops up to 15.6-inches in size. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video overview and additional information.
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James Marksbury filmed footage of himself in a harness at the very top of New York’s Chrysler building carrying out maintenance. This experienced steeplejack from Cole NYC, which is basically a person who climbs tall structures to carry out repairs, routinely inspects skyscrapers all over New York City, whether it be flagpoles, steeples, or just anywhere where climbing gear is required to access. Read more for a short video and additional information.
Hunter Kowald’s custom-built SkySurfer Hoverbard Aircraft already made its rounds on social media a few months ago, but his latest stunt has everyone talking again. Just how safe could this device be? Well, even if its two engines or one of its five power systems fail, it can still safely land. It boasts a payload capacity of around 500 pounds and the average adult can fly for up to 20 minutes on it. Read more for the video and additional information.
Why bring kitchen gear on a camping trip, when your Rivian R1T has a “Camp Kitchen”? This $5,000 USD accessory is stored inside the truck’s gear tunnel and can easily slide out after opening the hatch. There are three modules: a cooktop, sink, and and then a water reservoir. Behind these modules are three drawers designed to store the 30-piece kitchen kit that comes with titanium plates, which includes a coffee grinder. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Space Perspective plans to offer the world’s first luxury spaceflight experience aboard their Neptune capsule, complete with 360-degree views of planet Earth from 20-miles above, a bar, Wi-Fi and even a bathroom. At $125,000 per person, Neptune will launch eight guests from Kennedy Space Center, accompanied by a pilot, and then glide for two hours to taking in the views from its massive windows. Read more for a video and additional information.
Universal Orlando Resort’s Jurassic World VelociCoaster officially opened to the public on Thursday, complete with 360-degree inversions and a dynamic inverted stall that alone spans more than 100 feet of track. This heavily themed attraction transports Islands of Adventure guests into a dynamic environment inspired by the “Jurassic World” films, surrounded by beautifully detailed rock work and lush landscaping, and even an elevated watch tower. Read more for two videos and additional information.