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Taking The Bull By The Horns: Baumgartner Completes 13-mile Skydive
2012-03-16 07:21:57

Austrian skydiver extraordinaire Felix Baumgartner has joined an elite list of men who have jumped from the edge of space, after he landed safely from a nearly 72,000-foot jump yesterday near Roswell, New Mexico. The 70,000-foot-plus feat was first accomplished by Joe Kittinger in November 1959 when he skydived from 76,400 feet, and then again in 1960 from 102,800 feet. Russian Eugene Andreev jumped from 83,253 feet in 1962, landing him in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest...

2012-02-29 18:52:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The late February weather conditions were decidedly favorable for six team members of the Red Bull Air Force team to perform three legal base jumps today in Miami, Atlantic City, NJ, and Las Vegas, NV to ring in 2012's extra day which only comes every four years. The jumps took place off of The Conrad Miami Hotel in Espirito Santo Plaza (460 feet), The Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa (400 feet), and from the Foundation Room at...

2011-10-12 10:45:00

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SustainU, a leading producer of high quality apparel using fabrics made from 100% recycled materials manufactured in the US, today announces its position as the official apparel provider of Bridge Day shirts for the third straight year. West Virginia's largest festival is held the third Saturday in October every year in Fayetteville, WV. This year's 32nd annual Bridge Day festival will take place on October 15, 2011. Bridge Day is the...

2011-07-01 04:00:00

MIAMI, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The red carpet of the Miami film premiere of Transformers: Dark of the Moon was cluttered with umbrellas this evening. The film's talent in attendance included Executive Producer and Director, Michael Bay and actor Tyrese Gibson who plays USAF Master Sergeant Robert Epps. Unlike most premieres, other talent in the film transformed the traditional red carpet with an entrance from the rainy sky. JT Holmes and three members of the Red Bull Air Force...

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2010-01-22 13:35:00

Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian extreme sportsman, said his next goal is to try to break the long-standing record for the highest ever parachute jump, BBC News reported. American Joe Kittinger made history by leaping from a balloon at 102,800ft some 50 years ago and many have sought to repeat the feat over the years but all have failed. Baumgartner now plans to skydive from a balloon sent to at least 120,000 ft. The daredevil is famous for stunts such as jumping off the Petronas Towers. He...

2009-09-29 16:42:23

Police in Indianapolis said they have received two recent reports of base jumpers parachuting from buildings in the city's downtown. Investigators said a jumper described as a man around the age of 20 could face burglary and trespassing charges for using a fake ID to gain access to the top floor of the 21-story Barton Tower Apartments and prying open a fire exit before parachuting from the building Sept. 16, the Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday. Police said the man was see driving away from...

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2006-10-21 18:00:12

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. - Thousands of people watched a parachutist jump to his death from a bridge during a popular festival Saturday when his chute opened too late, a sheriff said. Brian Lee Schubert, 66, died of injuries suffered when he hit the New River, 876 feet below the New River Gorge Bridge, officials said. After the man's body was recovered and taken to a local funeral home, jumping at the festival resumed, said Fayette County Sheriff Bill Laird. Schubert, from Alta Loma, Calif.,...

2005-08-22 07:48:39

By Adam Tanner TWIN FALLS, Idaho (Reuters) - Steve Anderton climbed over the chest-high metal railing of the Perrine Bridge and planted his feet onto a tiny wooden platform little bigger than his two hiking boots. He paused for a few seconds as he looked out at the Snake River 480 feet below and jumped. While extending both arms, he curled up his body to flip backward and release a parachute, which allowed him to steer to the side of the riverbank in a safe landing. Dare trying a...