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Friday, March 11, 2011

Major Tsunami & Earthquake in Japan

A powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coas, sweeping away boats, cars, homes and people as widespread fires burned out of control. Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency says at least 17 people have died in the quake and tsunami that hit the north.
The magnitude 8.9 offshore quake was followed by at least 19 aftershocks, most of them of more than magnitude 6.0. Dozens of cities and villages along the 1,300-mile stretch of the country's eastern shore were shaken by violent tremors that reached as far away as Tokyo, hundreds of miles from the epicenter in the sea off the northeastern coast. Even for a country used to earthquakes, this one was of horrific proportions. he quake struck at a depth of six miles, about 80 miles off the eastern coast.

Large fishing boats and other sea vessels rode high waves into the cities, slamming against overpasses. Upturned and partially submerged vehicles were seen bobbing in the water.
A tsunami warning was extended to a number of Pacific, Southeast Asian and Latin American nations, including Japan, Russia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Chile.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

To the Space and top of the Everest!!!

Those  who went to space and mounted peaks like Everst are super heroes for us. Simply because these are not at all ordinary beings, and also such men are rarest as well. Can you imagine a person managed to do both?! Don’t get astonished, there is a man! Only one such man in this whole planet. And that is 
Scott Edward Parazynski!!!

Scott Edward Parazynski M.D., who was born in July 28, 1961, is an American physician and a former NASA astronaut. A veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, Parazynski's latest mission was STS-120 in October, 2007. He retired from NASA in March 2009. 
He is the only person on this planet to have both flown in space and summited Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth.
Parazynski enjoys mountaineering, rock climbing, flying and scuba diving. An expert pilot, Parazynski has logged over 2500 flight hours in a variety of aircraft. As a mountaineer, his summits include Cerro Aconcagua (22,841 feet/6,962 m) and 53 of Colorado's peaks over 14,000 feet (4,300 m) in altitude. He first attempted to summit Mount Everest in May 2008, but was forced to turn back before the summit due to a severe back injury. A year later, on May 20th, 2009, he successfully summitted the 29,029 feet (8,848 m) mountain!