Red Bull Stratos

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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Watch: Incredible Headcam Video from Felix’s Freefall

by Jason Major October 15, 2012

Felix Baumgartner salutes his suit-mounted camera before stepping off his capsule’s platform at 128,000 feet (Red Bull Stratos) Yesterday, October 14, Austrian pilot and BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner became the first person to skydive from over 128,000 feet, breaking the sound barrier during his 4 minute, 20 second plummet from the “edge of space.” A […]

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Baumgartner’s Record-Breaking Jump: Images and Video

by Nancy Atkinson October 15, 2012

Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, USA on October 14, 2012. Credit: Red Bull Stratos. Daredevil Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier today during a skydive from the stratosphere, from approximately 38.5 km (128,000 ft, 24.24 miles) above […]

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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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