Thursday, March 31, 2011


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Ini dia Space TOURIST. Free-free dapat pegi bulan. Berlagak plak tu. Dah pandai letak harga skrg..

"T/kaseh aje la...
Buat susah2 hantar aku pegi bulan..
Jangan marah aku...thee he he
Marah la Madey.."

Space tourism closer as Virgin Galactic nears lift off
By Richard Scott
Transport correspondent, BBC News, in the Mojave Desert

In the Mojave Desert, a hundred miles north of Los Angeles, engineers are working on a project which could bring space travel to the general public a little bit closer.

In a non-descript beige hangar sits the Virgin Galactic spaceship.

The company is hoping it will be ready to take paying customers into space within a couple of years.

I visited to see how the work was going - and to be the first journalist to report from inside the spaceship.

After climbing through a small hole almost underneath the spaceship, it's clear there's still work to be done.

There are bare walls with wires and there aren't any seats yet. But it does provide a sense of what it will be like for the six passengers on each trip.

All along the spaceship's cabin are windows - some to the sides, others in the roof. The windows will let the passengers see the blue sky of earth first turn purple, and then into the blackness of space. Click HERE for more

He Survived Two of the Biggest Tsunamis in Recent History

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Japan tsunami: Aceh man who also survived Sendai wave
By Kate McGeown
BBC News, Aceh

A light aircraft sits amongst the debris from the 11 March tsunami at Sendai Airport near Sendai, Miyagi prefecture

When the huge earthquake and tsunami hit Japan earlier this month, the disaster brought back painful memories for the people of Aceh.

The Indonesian province bore the brunt of the huge Asian tsunami in 2004. Of the 220,000 people who died, 170,000 of them were in Aceh.

"When I saw what happened in Japan, it looked exactly the same as what happened here," said Sofian, a 55-year-old man whose wife and two children were among those who lost their lives.

Zahrul Fuadi was on the third floor of a building in Sendai when the quake struck

"The water looked just the same. It was dirty, and it carried all sorts of things in it," he added, like cars, masonry and even ships.

It was the first time many Acehnese had actually seen what a giant tsunami looks like. Many of those who survived were too busy trying to escape to have time to look behind them to see what was coming.

Burger King Bikini Brawl

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Customer is always right. Ha ha ha

Associated Press: PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. -- A bikini-clad woman who is accused of starting a brawl at a Burger King in Panama City Beach is now facing a felony charge over an incident that was captured on video and has been viewed thousands of times on YouTube.

In the video, a woman identified as Kimesa Smith of Montgomery, Ala., is seen hitting and throwing items at employees, jumping onto the counter and hitting someone with a large container. After the March 19 incident, the 31-year-old Smith was charged with misdemeanor battery.

On Friday, however, Florida authorities added a charge of felony criminal mischief with damage of more than $1,000, as well as disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

One of the fast food chain's employees told authorities Smith was complaining about her order when the fight began.


Message In A Bottle

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Daniil Korotkikh shows the bottle he found
Daniil Korotkikh's father translated the letter for his son

Message in bottle gets Russian reply 24 years on

A Russian boy has answered a message in a bottle from a German child nearly a quarter of a century after it was dropped from a ship into the Baltic.

Daniil Korotkikh, 13, spotted the beer bottle glittering on a beach in Russia's Kaliningrad region, and found a letter inside from Frank Uesbeck, 5.

"If you find this letter, please write back to me, and I will write back to you," the letter said.

Since Daniil made contact, he and Frank, now 29, have chatted online. Click HERE for more