Monday, October 8, 2012


Update: The weather finally cooperated over New Mexico and Felix rose to the stratosphere to enter the record books!

Red Bull Stratos a mission to the
edge of space will attempt to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Supported by a team of experts Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet (36.576 km)  in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. His attempt to dare atmospheric limits holds the potential to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers.

United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger record jump from 102,800 ft in 1960 was during a time when no one knew if a human could survive a jump from the edge of space.

The Edge of Space lies at 328,084 feet

The Kármán line lies at an altitude of 100 kilometers (62 mi) above the Earth's sea level and is commonly used to define the boundary between the Earth's atmosphere and outer space. This definition is accepted by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which is an international standard setting and record-keeping body for aeronautics and astronautics.

Check out the site,  you have a chance to predict where Felix will land and win the Zenith Swiss watch.

Mission Launch

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Video uploaded by U Tube user VideoFromSpace

10/14/2012 Supersonic freefall from 128,000 ft. 

After flying to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space, exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane. Felix reached a maximum of speed of 1,342.8 km/h (833 mph.) through the near vacuum of the stratosphere before being slowed by the atmosphere later during his 4:20 minute long freefall. The 43-year-old Austrian skydiving expert also broke two other world records (highest freefall, highest manned balloon flight), leaving the one for the longest freefall to project mentor Col. Joe Kittinger.

I'm sure more film will be released during his freefall, he had a suite cam.


Felix Jumps At 128k feet! Red Bull Stratos


Suite Cam Video of Supersonic Space Jump

Felix Baumgartner - Red Bull Stratos Freefall, this guy is just too cool caught in a flat spin where you would blackout,  finally through all his training he pulls out of the spin. Wonder if anyone else could have recovered from that spin.

During this descent your looking under his chin, the atmosphere is so thin that normal arm and leg adjustments will not work, no air.  Until he comes into some air pressure his limbs start acting like airfoils once again.  If we go further out to the edge of space,  for space diving,  your going to need thrusters to correct your decent in order to enjoy the ride down or you will pass out, that spin would have continued until your in some kind of AIR. 
From here to Infinity Thanks Colonel

I'll tell ya something else that brought this boy home was the voice of Colonel Joseph Kittinger in his helmet he was the only one speaking to Felix, love the old timers,  and this man cared for the boy!

The unknown you never know, until your in it.

You're a cool head Felix, smart man.


Point of View

See what Felix Baumgartner saw as he stood from the edge of his capsule and jumped from 24 miles above Earth's surface to break the sound barrier and make history.


Press Conference

Red Bull Stratos Post Jump Press Conference. Felix Baumgartner completed his jump and set a new world record for the highest skydive and breaking the sound barrier. In this press conference he answers questions about his experience.

Hale Caesar

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