250 Global Attractions: How many have you seen?
The website www.listchallenges.com has a challenge that will appeal to Circumnavigators. Click on the link to complete this easy-to-use survey of (in their opinion) 250 top global attractions. Send your results to us by email to email@example.com. You can send it with your name or anonymously and we will publish the results in the next LOG. A few members have already taken it and, so far, 151 is the top score. We are sure this can be topped.
Special issue on Astronaut Scott Kelly
Honorary member Scott Kelly is one of eleven Magellan honorees who have been featured on the cover of Time magazine. Now Time has devoted a special issue about Scott and his year in space. It makes interesting reading. Congratulations to Scott for his amazing achievement and his latest honor.
Solar Impulse 2 back in the air
After a delay for repairs, the crew of Solar Impulse 2 is on its way again in their attempt to circumnavigate in an aircraft powered only by solar energy. Pilot Bertrand Piccard, an honorary member and Magellan honoree, completed the second-most difficult leg from Hawaii to California. It took Amelia Earhart 18 hours to make this journey. It took Solar Impulse 2 nearly 63 hours to do it without fuel, 81 years later. Bertrand described the difficulty of this dangerous leg of the circumnavigation, during which he got little sleep and battled the cold. He and his copilot, Andre Borschberg, expect to complete their circumnavigation, in Abu Dhabi later this year. Follow the mission on www.solarimpulse.com as it crosses the U.S. and the Atlantic Ocean toward its destination.
Annual Meeting this month
Our 114th Annual Meeting will be held at the Penn Club in New York City on Friday, May 20. The meeting will be followed by a luncheon and guest speaker, adventurer Albert Podell. Details of the meeting are listing in the post below on this page.
LOG is looking for photos and info
We are still looking for great photos of Italy for our photo spread and cover. We also need info on member travels for All Over the Map. The LOG will come out early this summer. Please see the post in April Circumbits below on this page.
The Last Shot
The month of May means summer is coming. Circumnavigator Nelson de Goes took this photo from the Jersey shore.