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The series, which survived until 1978, was based on the premise that medical scientists rebuilt NASA test pilot Steve Austin after he lost his legs, an arm, and an eye in a plane crash. Austin’s new bionic powers allowed him to run 60 mph, leap fences, and smash down walls. A spin-off series, The Bionic Woman, followed in 1976. SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 TODAY’S HERO Captain Charles Wilkes sighted and claimed the coast of eastern Antarctica for the United States on January 19, 1840.
Always move out toward your opponent, even if you are defending and not attacking. MONDAY, JANUARY 7 TODAY’S HEROES On this day in 1785, two men completed the first balloon trip across the English Channel. Jean-Pierre François Blanchard, a French inventor, and American doctor John Jeffries made the trip in two and a half hours inside a hydrogen balloon. Along the way, the balloon lost gas and almost fell into the channel, but the pilots kept airborne by throwing overboard all the ballast, clothing, and cargo (except an international mail package).
3 If you are inside a building and the shooter is inside, get to another room and lie flat. 4 Stay low until the shooting stops or until authorities arrive and give the all clear. THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 HOW TO LAND A RUNAWAY HOT AIR BALLOON 1 Establish whether the balloon is ascending or descending. 2 If hazards are ahead, change your flight path. Open the blast valve by rotating the handle to the vertical position, hold it open for 5 to 10 seconds, and then release it. Leave the valve closed for 10 seconds and then continue operating the valve until you ascend.