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 […]

The Importance of Weather for Red Bull Stratos and Felix Baumgartner

IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR A BALLOON LAUNCH 11 October UPDATE: Red Bull Stratos ‏@RedBullStratos Meteorologist Don Day confirmed a Thursday launch is not possible. The next weather window opens on Sunday October 14th. 9 October UPDATE: Read More: Mission Aborted 9 October UPDATE:  15:00 GMT Mission meteorologist Don Day has put the chances of the launch taking place today as “50-50”. […]

Red Bull Stratos Mission To The Edge of Space with Felix Baumgartner

Monday 8th October 2012, ROSWELL, New Mexico (USA):  Together with a team of aerospace experts, Austrian extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner is ready to rise to the challenge of the Mission Red Bull Stratos. His aim is to jump from an altitude of 36,576 meters (120,000 feet) and perform a record-breaking freefall. After testing in an elaborate altitude (vacuum) […]