Space Flight

Felix Baumgartner’s Record Breaking Jump Attempt

14 Oct , 2012 by Video

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 currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.



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Raimo Kangasniemi
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Raimo Kangasniemi
October 14, 2012 3:59 PM

Good luck, Felix.

Onlyjoined Foraccess
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October 14, 2012 4:19 PM

OMG.

samw53
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samw53
October 14, 2012 5:39 PM

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

Onlyjoined Foraccess
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October 14, 2012 6:18 PM

Whew! He made it!

Nephish777
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Nephish777
October 14, 2012 6:25 PM

Congratulations Felix and team!

enceladus obvious
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enceladus obvious
October 14, 2012 6:50 PM

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

Mladjen Mlax Maric
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October 14, 2012 7:21 PM

Good Luck

Adrian Morgan
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October 14, 2012 11:40 PM

Huh? Youtube says “This video is private”.

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