Category: exploration

L'astronauta Apollo Harrison Schmitt riceve il Leif Erikson Award, edizione 2015, da Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Presidente d'Islanda.

2015 Leif Erikson Exploration Awards

American Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt, Australian around the world sailor Jessica Watson and British exploration historian Dr. Huw Lewis-Jones have been awarded the Leif Erikson Exploration Awards by The Exploration Museum. The museum...

Gemini-8

Risk and Luck

The Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs were deeply complex and continuous exercises in risk management. To accomplish so much, in less than a decade, took ingenuity, strong scientific discipline, a relentless test regimen, great...

Vikings by Mararie

Documentary: The Lost Vikings

The west coast of Greenland was the site of a thriving Viking colony for hundreds of years. Originally settled by explorers who had bravely sailed across the treacherous North Atlantic from their homes in...

Race to the South Pole

The race to the South Pole

Norwegians led by Roald Amundsen arrived in Antarctica’s Bay of Whales on January 14, 1911. With dog teams, they prepared to race the British to the South Pole. Amundsen’s ship, Fram, loaned by renowned...

Kon-tiki 1947

Documentary: The Kon-Tiki Expedition

Thor Heyerdahl gained worldwide fame when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on Kon-Tiki in 1947. He followed this up with spectacular expeditions on the reed boats Ra and Tigris. His recreations of prehistoric voyages...

Shackleton Nimrod expedition

Documentary: The Race For The Poles

At the beginning of 20th century, there were only 2 regions of our planet that were completely undiscovered. The Arctic and Antarctic were still unknown and mysterious. Many have tried and many have failed...

Dr. Julian Bayliss at Mount Mabu. Photo by FFI

Hidden rain-forest discovered on Google

“If you close your eyes and think about exploration, what images are conjured up in your mind? A Victorian gentleman perhaps, bedecked with khaki overalls, explorer’s hat and an extravagant moustache. You probably would...