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TEDxHKUST - Jennifer Murray - Survival Against the Odds

Jennifer entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1997 as the first woman to circumnavigate the globe in a helicopter, raising over $100,000 for charity. In 2000, she became the first woman to fly solo in a helicopter across the world without auto-pilot. With daring and wild adventures like flying a helicopter to the south pole and finishing third in an air race from London to Sydney on one hand and a career in textile design on the other, her life is quite an epic! Her amazing story of hardship and determination is told in her book, Polar First, that records the 33,000-mile helicopter journey around the globe. This was her second attempt at this feat; the first one had ended in a near fatal crash in Antarctica. Jennifer, who spent three years preparing for her second attempt says, "You've not failed until you stop trying."In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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