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British advocate for sustainable living wins Spanish prize

MADRID (AP) — Ellen MacArthur, a British sailor who set world solo yachting records before creating a charity that advocates a sustainable way of life, has won this year’s Princess of Asturias Award f...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2022. There are 318 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. ...

Globe-trotting teen pilot flies over Taiwan Air Force base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese aviators are criticizing a globe-trotting teen pilot for flying over restricted areas, including an Air Force base, without any repercussions from authorities. ...

Teen global aviator raves about Taiwanese bubble tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of her quest to become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo, a British-Belgian teenager on Tuesday (Dec. 14) landed in Taipei, where she was greeted by ...

Teen pilot on solo global flight to land in Taiwan on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British-Belgian teenager will be landing in Taipei on Tuesday (Dec. 14) as part of her quest to become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo. Zara Rutherfor...

To learn about climate quality, scientists turn to drones

Three ocean drones were launched from Rhode Island Thursday and will travel along the Gulf Stream, collecting data in tough winter conditions that would be challenging for traditional ships with crews...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2021. There are 318 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 16...

Global pandemic meets 500th anniversary of 1st global voyage

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Disease, mutinies and uncharted waters nearly sabotaged the global circumnavigation of the expedition led by Portuguese mariner Ferdinand Magellan. Five centuries later, the pandemi...

Swiss team claims 1st jump, free fall from solar plane

BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss team working to take a solar-powered plane to the edge of space says it has performed the first jump and free fall from an electric aircraft. The SolarStratos t...

Former astronaut helps break flight record over poles

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A former astronaut is back at NASA's Kennedy Space Center after helping to shatter a pair of records for a round-the-world airplane flight over the North and South poles. ...

British sailor to mark 50th anniversary of circumnavigation

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the spring of 1969, three months before the moon landing, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston of Britain achieved the nautical equivalent of climbing Mount Everest when he became the first man...

Remains of explorer who first rounded Australia found in UK

LONDON (AP) — The remains of a noted Royal Navy explorer who led the first circumnavigation of Australia have been found by archeologists excavating a burial ground where a railway station is planned....

US teen flies for record: youngest solo round-the-world

A Louisiana teenager flew for 10½ hours through a sandstorm over Saudi Arabia, got stuck in the Philippines by typhoons, and set three youth aviation records. Flying entirely by inst...

Armed Forces holding military exercises defending Taiwan's east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Joint-drills between all branches of Tawian’s Armed Forces are being held this week along Taiwan’s Pacific Coast, having begun on Sept. 10. Given the quickly...

Indian women sail into Cape Town during circumnavigation

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An Indian navy sailboat with an all-female crew has reached South Africa as it nears the end of a circumnavigation of the globe. The INSV Tarini on Friday sailed ...