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Astronaut Uses Sat Phone to Make First Call Back on Earth

Astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth after 340 days in space Welcome back to Earth, Astronaut Scott Kelly! After a monumental 340 days circling 200 miles above Earth, Kelly touched down in Kazakhstan after accruing more time in space than any American before him. Recovery crews hoisted Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey

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5 Men Attempt to Break the Transatlantic Rowing Record.

Atlantic rowers past halfway point in fundraising challenge 14 March 2016: Record-making Atlantic rowers Team Essence have passed the midway point in their 3,308 nautical mile challenge. Their achievement in the face of potential disasters including capsizing three times was celebrated in a tweet from British astronaut Tim Peake as the International Space Station passed over their

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Staying Connected on the Trail

The iSatPhone Pro 2 is a wise choice for the Great Outdoors. If you’ve embarked on high adventure, you know the dangers that can come from being out of cell phone range.  Making a trek without a working mobile phone and no way to communicate puts your life at risk if there’s no way to call

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Wilderness Expert Steve MCclure Urges Hikers to Embrace Modern Technology.

Satellite communications could save your life. Steve McClure wants to change the way wilderness wanderers think about navigation tools. McClure, 57, has been hiking, climbing and scrambling since he took his first trip to Mount Rainier’s Klapatche Park as a child in the 1960s. Navigation piqued his interest from the start. “To be out in

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Your Disaster Recovery Plan Should Include a Satellite Phone

Look to the Skies for Disaster Recovery If you were born between July 23 and August 22, you fall under the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, Leo. As a Leo, your traits include being dominant, creative, and extroverted. You are strong willed, independent, and ambitious. However being a “LEO” in telecommunications has an entirely

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Life Off the Grid with Ron Melchiore

Living with Wolves and Remote Communication They’re back. The wolves. During breakfast one morning this past week, we heard a chorus of howling. Racing down to the shoreline, we saw 3 wolves in the center of the lake about a mile away. Through the years we’ve seen wolf tracks on numerous occasions and have even

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Listen to an emotional satellite phone call from the North Pole

Polar Explorer gives an update via satellite phone during the last 50 kilometres to the North Pole. The North Pole is 10,000km away from the equator. Literally. The hardest part of that trip? The last 50. It is from those last 50 gruelling kilometres that the following satellite phone call comes, as explorers Eric Larsen

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70-Year-Old Norwegian Doctor Sets Off to Break the Atlantic Rowing Record

Stein Hoff thinks you waste too much time watching ‘Game of Thrones’ Norwegian doctor Stein Hoff is no stranger to challenges. The avid rower crossed the Atlantic with a partner in 1997, and in 2002 he rowed solo and unsupported from Lisbon, Portugal, to the coast of the South American country of Guyana. But now

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Hiker Found Alive: Cody Michael used duct tape to spell "HELP"

This Hiker was more hungry than hurt Cody Michael, 23, and his German Shepherd, Bauer, were spotted about 10 a.m. on May 19th in Tahoe National Forest by a Black Hawk helicopter pilot and its crew. “Words don’t describe it, emotions do,” Michael’s father, Howard, told KCRA. “(I) spent a good amount of time with him. It

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