|Skydiver Felix Baumgartner & Joe Kittinger|
Previously held speed records are often broken with Saturn in Scorpio. Interestingly, many scorpions live in desert areas and many of these speed records were also broken in, on or over deserts.
Chuck E Yeager flew 'Glamorous Glennis', the Bell-X1, taking her through the sound barrier twice, reaching Mach 2.44, over the Mojave Desert on 12th December 1953 again with Saturn in Scorpio.
|Chuck Yeager in the Bell X-1 'Glamorous Gennis' named for his wife|
|Malcolm Campbell on Pendine Sands|
|Felix Baumgartner 20th April 1969, Saltzburg, Austria (time unknown)|
Joe Kittinger at 84 years of age was experiencing his Uranus return and Uranus is often linked to aviation. Kittinger's natal Uranus at 7 degrees Aries has been brought into high focus as it is exactly caught in the Uranus/Pluto Cardinal square. (Uranus vs Pluto) Uranus is also retrograde which suggests a redoing, a going back over a re-wind as this whole experience must have been for Joe Kittinger who must have relived every second.
|Joe Kittinger jumping back to earth 1960|
In California on 13th/14th October 2012, 75 tons of Shuttle Endeavour trundled through the streets of Los Angeles, the city of angels, rather like a well loved 'fallen angel'.
The Endeavour began its 12-mile journey from Los Angeles international airport on Friday 12th October and is due to end up at the California Science Center the journey has been held up by trees. The Endeavour entered service in 1992 and made 25 trips and circled the globe 4,700 times and is an 'icon of human kind' well used to travelling at 17,500 miles an hour. As the shuttle was coming to rest Felix Baumgartner was jumping to earth on his own volition and starting a new phase in near space exploration.
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posted by pippa ponton & jphibbs