Red Bull Stratos: Freefall from Space!

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Red Bull Stratos: Freefall from Space!

Post by Ryan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:43 am

Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space. One Man. One Balloon. One jump from the edge of space breaking the speed of sound.

So... if you haven't been keeping track or heard about the Red Bull Stratos Project then here is a quick update:

- Felix Baumgartner will ascend 120,000 feet (around 37 kilometers) literally to the point of space before he begins to freefall back to Earth. That is the highest altitude someone has ever freefalled from, beating Joe Kittingers record of 31km.
- He will be supersonic, reaching the speed of sound in around 40 seconds post-jump and hitting a speed of around 1,250-1,300 plus km/h (800 mp/h).
- He will freefall for an estimated 5 minutes, being the longest freefall time ever undertaken.
- It will also be the highest manned balloon flight.
- His total time in the air from space to Earth will be 15-20 minutes.
- It will gather scientific data for medical, engineering, meteorological and the aeronautical fields. This is anything from testing and aiding in the development of next generation space suits, escape systems, suborbital systems, aeronautical protocols and procedures to aiding the explorations into the effects supersonic acceleration and deceleration has on the human body.

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The countdown is on... See it live here: http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/ ...

Anticipated take-off date: The 9th of October. Remember we are one day ahead and delays are common!



Good luck Felix and the team!
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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Freefall from Space!

Post by Ryan » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:39 am

If anyone saw it, wow. When he tumbled my heart stopped.
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