Nick Warner, a physics professor at the Univ. of Southern California, says the lack of air resistance was key when Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier after he jumped from his balloon-tethered capsule 24-miles above earth. (Oct. 15)
Felix Baumgartner hit Mach 1.24, or 833.9 mph, according to preliminary data, and became the first person to reach supersonic speed without traveling in a jet or a spacecraft during a record 24 mile skydive over the New Mexico desert. (Oct...
In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, a daredevil skydiver shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever, a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert. (Oct. 14)
Authorities in Albuquerque say three people were hurt on Saturday when a commercial hot-air balloon pilot tried to let the craft's basket dip into the Rio Grande as it floated past. (Sept. 24)
People across the Southwest got an early morning show in the sky, courtesy of missiles fired from New Mexico that left a brilliant white contrail on Thursday. The twisting cloud-like formation was visible in Phoenix and Las Vegas. (Sept. 13...
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez blasted President Obama for breaking promises and running up the national debt, during her speech to the Republican National Convention Wednesday night. (Aug. 30)
An Albuquerque police officer is facing battery charges for using a stun gun on one suspect and punching another after he had surrendered, Albuquerque police announced. (Aug. 17)
New Mexico's Angel Fire Resort had a surprise visitor at its lodge this week when a bear found its way inside through a back door that was left open. Surveillance video captured the animal wandering through the lobby and some of the corrid...
A powerful snowstorm lumbered into the Great Plains on Monday, turning roads to ice, cutting visibility and jeopardizing thousands of motorists' travel plans. It was blamed for two deaths in Colorado. (Dec. 19)
After three days of weather delays, hundreds of hot air balloons took flight at Albuquerque, New Mexico's Balloon Fiesta this weekend. (Oct. 9)