Felix Baumgartner

One Year Later, New POV Video of Baumgartner’s Freefall

by Nancy Atkinson October 16, 2013

A year ago, BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner dove out of a balloon-borne capsule in the stratosphere (not space), 39 kilometers (24 miles) up. It was what I called “part science experiment, part publicity stunt, part life-long ambition,” with Baumgartner attempting to break the speed of sound with his body in a record-setting freefall. He accomplished […]

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Space Dive: Red Bull Stratos Documentary

by Nancy Atkinson November 14, 2012

Here’s the newly-released documentary telling the behind-the-scenes story of Felix Baumgartner’s historic freefall from the stratosphere (no, he didn’t really jump from the edge of space) on October 15, 2012. Nancy Atkinson on Google+

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Baumgartner Survives Heart-Pounding, Record-Setting Freefall

by Nancy Atkinson October 14, 2012

Felix Baumgartner sinks to his knees and raises his arms after his successful dive from the stratosphere on Oct. 14, 2012. Credit: Red Bull Stratos. Aerospace history was made as Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner set several records during an incredible heart-pounding jump from the stratosphere where he became the first person to travel faster than […]

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Watch Live: Felix Baumgartner’s Record Breaking Jump Attempt

by Nancy Atkinson October 14, 2012

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, […]

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Record Breaking Freefall Attempt Won’t Be Until October 14

by Nancy Atkinson October 10, 2012

A disappointed Felix Baumgartner exited his capsule on Oct. 9, 2012 after the flight was aborted due to high winds. Credit: Red Bull Stratos. Windy weather in New Mexico likely won’t improve for a few days, and so the Red Bull Stratos team is targeting Sunday, October 14 for the next try for Felix Baumgartner […]

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