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Navy Seal Whose Parachute Failed This Weekend Over The Hudson — What Happened To Reserve Parachute?

by Anura Guruge

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Click here for U.K. ‘Daily Mail‘ original. 

What struck me from the moment I heard this tragic news was “what happened to the other parachute?

I have read a few of the news reports and none mention whether he tried to deploy his reserve. They do mention that he would have had a reserve.

If it was a DUAL failure that is strange and extremely unfortunate.

I am going to keep my ears open for more news and will share any I find that is of import.

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by Anura Guruge

Lots Of Fun, Addictive, Parachute Jump Google Doodle Game For 216 Anniversary Of First Such Jump In Paris. Very Cool.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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to provide access to Doodle from the Google Doodle Archive.

Very, very COOL.

You have to try it … more than once.

You will thank me. Screw productivity. 

Click to access from Google archives.

I didn’t bother to cover yesterday’s Doodle for Celia Cruz because I had NEVER heard of her and really didn’t see the significance of her getting a Doodle — though it was a nice Doodle. I think there was BRIBE involved here. Too many others more deserving.

Funny ‘Breaking The Sound Barrier’ Incident On CNN Last Night With Legendary Chuck Yeager.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access the CNN video and write up of this interview of Chuck Yeager by Don Lemon, last night, Oct. 14, 2012.

Yesterday was the 65th anniversary of Chuck Yeager becoming the 1st man to break the Sound Barrier (~800 mph) in 1947.

As it happened, coincidentally, given that bad weather had delayed the jump a few times since last week, it was also the day that Austrian Felix Baumgartner became the 1st person to break the sound barrier OUTSIDE of a vehicle — i.e., he jumped from a balloon with a parachute and a special, pressurized space suit. (See below.)

Around 10:30 pm, most nights, before turning off the TV and heading upstairs for my 3rd shift of work, I typically flip over to CNN to catch their news update. Last night, being a Sunday, it was the ever irrepressible, always giddily enthusiastic Don Lemon as the anchor. So just as I flipped over, he was about to start a phone interview with Chuck Yeager, who was in Las Vegas. Chuck, now 89, had commemorated the 65th anniversary by being in the back seat of a U.S. Air Force F-15 jet that broke the sound barrier that morning — at the same time that Chuck had done so, so many years ago.

So Don, bubbly as ever, goes: “General Yeager, where you at the controls of today’s jet when it broke the Sound Barrier?


CNN had lost sound!

The CNN sound barrier had been broken.

Don didn’t even crack a joke about it!

Cracked me up. Talk about breaking the Sound Barrier. So graphic. The video shown above was the 2nd TAKE of that interview!

Click for ABC coverage of yesterday’s Baumgartner jump.