Space the Final Frontier for Felix

Green Austria

Skydiving daredevil Felix Baumgartner is more than halfway toward his goal of setting a world record for the highest jump. Baumgartner lifted off yesterday (Thurs) for a test jump from Roswell, N.M., aboard a 100-foot helium balloon. He rode inside a pressurized capsule to 71,581 feet — 13.6 miles — and then jumped. He parachuted […]

Dwarf police concerns as ministry considers amendment

General News

Opposition leaders fear that the Austrian police force could become a “squadron of midgets” as the interior ministry plans to scrap a minimum body height rule for applicants.A spokesman for the federal interior ministry – which is headed by Johanna Mikl-Leitner of the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) – announced today (Tues) that the plan was […]