The Man Who Fell From Space: Felix Baumgartner Wants to ‘Inspire a Generation’

Here are some of the comments from the Press Conference given by Felix Baumgartner after his successful highest jump and where it was confirmed that he had broken the sound barrier. Austria’s Felix Baumgartner earned his place in the history books on Sunday after overcoming concerns with  the power for his visor heater that impaired his vision and nearly […]

Red Bull Stratos, Felix Baumgartner – The Day in Pictures

On the day that Felix Baumgartner’s jump from an altitude of 128,097 feet succeeded. The Austrian skydiver lands safely near Roswell, New Mexico after a 4:19 – minute free fall reaching an unofficial speed of 1137 km/h. Felix’s words as he exited the capsule: ”I know the whole world is watching and I wish they […]

65th Anniversary of Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane

Felix Baumgartner has lifted off to attempt to break both the sound barrier in freefall and a 52-year-old record for highest-altitude jump after Tuesday’s aborted attempt. Baumgartner gets a new chance to jump from 36,576 meters today. The weather outlook is promising for another try at a leap, this time on a date that is […]

Red Bull Stratos with Felix Baumgartner – Mission ABORTED

Felix Baumgartner’s attempt to jump out a space capsule from the edge of space had to be aborted at the last minute (11.42hrs MDT local time) due to wind gusts that made it impossible to safely inflate the 30 million cubic feet / 834,497 cubic meters balloon for the launch. Baumgartner and the Red Bull […]

Inflating & Deflating the Balloon for Red Bull Stratos Mission to the Edge of Space

Ideal weather conditions are essential for the launch because of the delicate process of laying out and pumping helium into the 55-storey high balloon that will carry Felix Baumgartner and his over 1,300-kg space capsule to the stratosphere. The balloon, the largest ever used made for manned flight, was constructed out of strips of high-performance […]

Felix Baumgartner’s Last 24 Hours Before Red Bull Stratos Launch

UPDATE/Spoiler Alert – he did it! Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break the sound barrier in freefall on Sunday 14th October with a jump out of a space capsule from 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters. He has prepared for this over five long years – but intense anticipation may make the last 24 hours before […]