October – 2012 – Nat Geo TV Blogs

Archives for October, 2012

Get Prepped: Hurricane Sandy is Coming

The participants in the National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Preppers  tend to be preparing for scenarios that many of us would consider remote, such as a catastrophic collapse of the global economic system, or an electromagnetic pulse attack by terrorists or a foreign enemy that would disable the nation’s electricity grids and render much of our…

“Space Dive” Will Document Felix Baumgartner’s Historic Jump from the Stratosphere

Yesterday, Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space, breaking the speed of sound and the world record for a free fall jump from higher than 120,000 feet. While many followed this historic event with yesterday’s live-stream, National Geographic Channel and BBC detailed every second with more than 20 cameras. The footage will be combined…

American Mansion: Secrets of the Rockefeller Estate

In 1906, John D Rockefeller—then the richest man in the world—began construction on a new summer house on his vast 3,410 acre estate overlooking the Hudson River. Rockefeller’s son, John Junior, took responsibility for the construction; but father and son disagreed from the outset over who should design the house—so they compromised by having several…

Inside America’s Money Vault

Whether it’s cash, gold, or digital-data bits, we all know that money makes the world go round. But what our host, Jake Ward of Popular Science magazine discovers in this one hour special is that without the engines that power the world’s financial systems, that world would grind to a halt. For the first time,…

Here Today, Destroyed Tomorrow

In the New Hampshire countryside, there’s a demolition company whose members pounce on a job at a moment’s notice. And when they do, they don’t leave much behind. After they bid on and win demolition jobs, whatever they find on site is now either their problem … or their bonus! So before they demolish, they…

Unwanted Exotics

When Angela Harter moved out of the city many years ago, she had no idea what her life would be like. Now, living in rural Central Ohio – a place once known for its lax laws on exotic animal ownership and breeding – Angela Harter’s “Rescue One” animal sanctuary has literally taken over her house. (See…

Update: Today’s Spacedive Mission Aborted

To everyone’s major disappointment, Felix Baumgartner’s epic spacedive scheduled for today has been aborted due to gusty wind conditions in Roswell, New Mexico. According to mission control, the launch is the second-most dangerous part of this mission (second only to Baumgartner’s actual jump), and even slight winds could be disastrous. The team will try again…

It’s Secret Access Week: Inside Vaults, Stealth Tech, Extravagant Mansions, and Covert Ops

National Geographic Channel is known for taking viewers to never-before-seen places, exploring new and unseen cultures, and going inside some of America’s best guarded and most mysterious locations.  This week, we are upping the ante with Secret Access Week — featuring new specials that provide an all-access pass into America’s most valuable vaults, stealth technologies,…

National Geographic Channel to Document Epic ‘Space Dive’

In the wee hours of Tuesday, Felix Baumgartner is predicted to become the world-record holder for the highest free fall. Specifically, he’ll be climbing 23 miles up into the sky—to what is essentially the edge of space—and jumping. While he’s at it, Baumgartner will become the first person to free fall through the sound barrier.…

The Anatomy of Crime in Alaska

The Alaska State Troopers have a big job, covering a tremendous territory and managing crimes similar to those that occur all across the United States. The mission of the Division of Alaska State Troopers is to preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, and protect life and property. This however, is rarely…