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.


Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also is the host of the NASA Lunar Science Institute podcast and works with Astronomy Cast. Nancy is also 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


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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