Watch Live: Felix Baumgartner’s Record Breaking Jump Attempt

by Nancy Atkinson on October 14, 2012

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Part science experiment, part publicity stunt, part life-long ambition, the Red Bull Stratos mission features skydiver Felix Baumgartner attempting to break the speed of sound with his body in a record-setting freefall from the stratosphere. Watch live in the feed above. A high-tech capsule that will bring Baumgartner to 36,500 meters (120,000 feet) above Earth, via a stratospheric balloon.

Update: Success! Baumgarter did it, breaking several freefall records! Read our full story, with a full gallery of images from the jump.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Raimo Kangasniemi October 14, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Good luck, Felix.

Onlyjoined Foraccess October 14, 2012 at 4:19 PM

OMG.

steve wolfhope October 14, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Watching live youtube 1080p HD stream,just incredible.Amazing views and the best to come,good luck Felix

Onlyjoined Foraccess October 14, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Whew! He made it!

Nephish777 October 14, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Congratulations Felix and team!

enceladus obvious October 14, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Have been following the story since Jan!! Happy to have witnessed it live!!
Cheers Felix!!!

Mladjen Mlax Maric October 14, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Good Luck

Adrian Morgan October 14, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Huh? Youtube says “This video is private”.

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