Infographic: The Anatomy of a Supersonic Freefall

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.

9 Replies to “Infographic: The Anatomy of a Supersonic Freefall”

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

      2. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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