Felix Baumgartner

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

by Nancy Atkinson October 16, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter 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 […]

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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. Remove this ad 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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