Friday, April 06, 2012

Felix Baumgartner to Jump from a Height of 37 km

Felix Baumgartner from Austria closer to his goal to jump from a height of 37 km (~23 miles). On Thursday, he has successfully completed a test jump with a height of almost 22 km, the balloon was filled with helium. The flight lasted eight minutes from there. 3 minutes and 43 seconds of them have been in freefall. LINK, Via: Youtube

On March 15, 2012, Austria's Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a space capsule from an altitude of approximately 71,580 feet as the Red Bull Stratos project moved forward into the manned flight stage in New Mexico. The 42-year-old rode the space capsule attached to a giant helium balloon above the so-called "Armstrong Line." The goal of the Red Bull Stratos project is to see Baumgartner attempt a record-breaking freefall from 120,000 feet this summer where he'll potentially become the first man to go supersonic without the support of a vehicle.

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