The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster took place on January 28, 1986 when Challenger, a Space Shuttle operated by NASA, broke apart 73 seconds into its flight leading to the deaths of its seven crew members.
The deepest point of the Mariana Trench is called The Challenger Deep, so named after the British exploration vessel HMS Challenger II, and it is located 210 miles south-west of Guam. A depth of -10,911 meters was reached in 1960 by the Trieste, a manned submersible owned by the U.S. Navy.
The descent took almost five hours and the two men spent barely twenty minutes on the ocean floo...
At the beach near Cap Breton in Aquitane, France, you can see the remains of Bunkers which should protect occupied France for the landing of the allied Forces. These Bunkers are now, 60 years later, washed out by the sea of the Dunes where they originally where placed. They were never used, because the D-Day invasion occured some 300 miles away in the north of France.
Y is a commune in the Somme département in the Picardie region of France. The name is pronounced like the letter E in English. It bears the shortest place name in France, and one of the shortest in the world. The inhabitants call themselves Ypsilonien(ne)s.
The "zero point" for all surveys in France in front of Notre Dame cathedral. We also provide concentric circles and arcs to show distances from the Zero to all parts of continental France, and a great circle route to its antipode.
Deepest part and place of the world's oceans. Mariana Trench and Ridge, with ridge islands and Challenger Deep. The Challenger Deep is the deepest surveyed point in the oceans, with a depth of at least 10,911 metres (35.797 feet). The exact depth is unknown, but 3 expeditions including the only manned dive in 1960 with the submarine Trieste, has measured depths of 10,902 to 10,916 meters. Sonar...
Look at this piece of forest in France. The farmers in the region have cutting down trees to plant vegetables and cattle breeding. This last piece of forest can make us think about how france would look like before hummanity.
Near Bourges three villages lay claim to being the precise geographic centre of France. The honour is generally given to Saulzais-le-Potier, a row of stone houses with a two-metre monument. The region of Centre has the reputation of being the part of France where the purest French is spoken.
The Patrouille Acrobatique de France, also known as the Patrouille de France or PAF, is the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force. Originating in 1931, it is the world's oldest and one of the most skilled demonstration teams. Pilots currently fly the Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet.
Union Pacific 3977 or UP 3977 is a 4-6-6-4 steam locomotive originally owned by Union Pacific Railroad. Its counterpart, Union Pacific 3985, is the largest operating steam locomotive in the world. 3977 was donated to the City of North Platte, Nebraska for display on October 19, 1968.
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