Infographic: The Anatomy of a Supersonic Freefall

Article written: 15 Feb , 2012
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015

What are all the steps and stages of Felix Baumgartner’s record-setting freefall attempt which will take place later this year? This infographic provides a look at what happen during the jump.

More info see our article about Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos mission, or the Red Bulletin. Alan Boyle’s Cosmic log has a different version of this infographic, a larger (12MB) pdf.

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9 Responses

  1. Doug Black says

    I’m sure this would be very interesting … if I could read the damned thing. Graphic design FAIL.

    • daniel_rey_m says

      Why can’t you just download the image separately and then use the Zoom In tool? If it still isn’t enough, copy/paste onto Word, change the View from Print Layout to Web Layout and use the Stretch tool.

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        squidgeny says

        It’s not really a problem of zooming, it’s the poor (and rather bizarre) choice of background image.

        But since the article links to a much better image anyway, there’s really not much reason to complain.

      • krenshala says

        Its a problem due to both their choice of white text on a white/light-blue background (text easily blends in), and JPEG compression blurring the text. This problem is evident even on the larger image.

  2. DarkGnat says

    I was wondering what was up with this guy. I figure Red Bull got cold feet or something. I hope he is successful, and everything goes according to plan.

  3. Mark Dunk says

    My first parachuting experience was from 14,000 feet, a free-fall of about 60 seconds. This is going to be awesome!

  4. bugzzz says

    Please tell me this entire thing will be videotaped from his POV. I don’t need to experience it first hand. That will be close enough.

  5. jean John says

    I can’t understand. Maybe this should be had a full article. I tried to download the picture but still I can’t see the picture clearly even if I zoom because of the picture quality.

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  6. Sandipan says

    The text is unreadable. Otherwise the concept is great.

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