Red Bull Stratos – Freefall from the edge of space

9 Oct

Update: Felix made his jump successfully from an altitude of approximately 39km. He broke the record for highest skydive and longest skydive. He also became the first human to break the sound barrier without being inside an aircraft. He fell at a speed of Mach 1.24 (1342.8km/h). – Harrison

The Red Bull Stratos Live Feed:

From Red Bull: “Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of space that will try to surpass human limits that have existed for more than 50 years. Supported by a team of experts, Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to more than 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters and make a record-breaking freefall jump in the attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall (an estimated 690 miles / 1,110 kilometers per hour), while delivering valuable data for medical and scientific advancement.”

More information: Red Bull Stratos Website

The following images are all courtesy Red Bull Stratos:

Balloon Size Comparison (click to enlarge in new window)

Felix’ Capsule (click to enlarge in new window)

Test Flight (click to enlarge in a new window)

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