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Aug 04, 2008 EN
Mount St. Elias: Die längste Ski-Abfahrt der Welt Die zwei österreichischen Extrem-Skifahrer Axel Naglich und Peter Ressmann befahren im August 2007 erstmals die mit 35 km längste Ski-Abfahrt der Welt: vom Gipfel des Mount St. Elias (Kanada/USA) bis zum Golf von Alaska. Die gewaltige Tour wurde verfilmt und kommt im November 2009 in die Kinos. Route 66 The legendary Route 66 - the motherroad and America's main street. 8 States, 3 time zones, about 2,500 miles ... Hit the road! A day leg is marked with (*): Day 1: Chicago - Springfield, Illinois Day 2: Springfield - St. Louis Day 3: St. Louis - Springfield, Missouri Day 4: Springfield, Missouri - Oklahoma City Day 5: Oklahoma City - Amarillo, Texas Day 6: Amarillo, Texas - Albuquerque Day 7: Albuquerque - Flagstaff Day 8: Flagstaff - Barstow, California Day 9: Barstow, California - Santa Monica Pier Elite Universities in the USA Location of US Elite universities (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, Stanford etc.) with seal and founding year. RAAM: Race Across America The World's Toughest Bike Race! A coast-to-coast bicycle marathon. Route: 3000 miles, 170,000 feet of climbing Crosses 12 states from west to east, passes through 88 counties and 350 communities Format: Solo, 2-, 4- and 8-Person relay teams Silicon Valley based companies Some notable high technology companies headquartered in the so called "Silicon Valley" in California: Google, Yahoo!, Apple, Pixar, Intel, Mozilla, Cisco etc. Federal Reserve Bank System 12 Reserve Banks, together with the Board of Governors in Washington D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. HQ: Federal Reserve System Eccles Building in Washington D.C. (Central Bank of the USA) 1. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 2. Federal Reserve Bank of New York 3. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 4. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 5. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond 6. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 7. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 8. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 9. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 10. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 11. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 12. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Microsoft headquarters The headquarters of Microsoft Corporation - the world's biggest software developer - are located in Redmond, Washington. Stonehenge and replicas Throughout the USA are these (funny) replicas of the famous Stonehenge stone formation. NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers The NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) headquarters are located in Washington DC. NASA Centers have special duties and are located in throughout the USA. It was established on July 29, 1958 - On October 1, 2008 NASA celebrates its official 50th Anniversary! Cheyenne Mountain Complex The Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado is/was a Operations Center for the US Air Force built inside a mountain. It was constructed in the 1960s during the Cold War - the comman center of NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) and the monitoring center for the worldwide system of satellites were located in this facility. Since 2006 the facility is in so-called "warm stand-by" because the dangers of the Cold War are over now. The complex is also home to the fictional U.S. Stargate Command of the Science Fiction TV series Stargate. International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters - a subsidiary of the Worldbank - are located in Washington D.C. General Motors Corporation The headquarters of GM (General Motors Corporation) are located in Detroit, Michigan. GM was founded in 1908. Ford Motor Company The headquarters of Ford Motor Company are located in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford was founded in 1903. Grand Canyon Trace of the world famous Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA. Ellis Island National Monument Opened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nation's premier federal immigration station. In operation until 1954, the station processed over 12 million immigrant steamship passengers. The main building was restored after 30 years of abandonment and opened as a museum on September 10, 1990. Today, over 40 percent of America's population can trace their ancestry through Ellis Island. Woodstock Festival From August 15 to August 18, 1969 the legendary Woodstock Festival was held in Bethel, New York. 32 musicians (e.g. Janis Joplin, The Who, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, etc.) were performing at this event. All in all about 500,000 people celebrated an unforgettable weekend of Peace, Love and Rock&Roll. Inauguration Day 2009 The Inauguration Day 2009 takes place on January 20 at the US Capitol in Washington DC. Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States. The White House The White House in Washington DC is the official residence of the President of the United States. US Forest Service fire maps This US Forest Service fire map detects current wildfires via satellite on continental USA - updated hourly. HBO Concert "We are One" On January 18, 2009 HBO aired the Live concert "We are One" for Barack Obama. Hundreds of thousands of people celebrated with the next president of the USA at the Lincoln Memorial.