Latest Baumgartner Stories
Last October Felix Baumgartner made his awe-inspiring leap from 120,000 feet above Earth as he broke the sound barrier and shattered both world records and expectations.
In October 2012, Felix Baumgartner jumped from a record-breaking 127,852 feet above the Earth's surface. Ahough this feat hasn't yet been matched by another man, it was by a teddy bear.
Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team set records today, as the dare devil Felix fell from the edge of space towards Earth and broke the sound barrier.
Man has always had the dream of being able to fly, and while some have taken up that dream through jumping out of an airplane, one man is preparing to accomplish that feat today in a fashion that has never been seen before.
One daredevil is planning another feat from near-space, attempting to ride a helium-filled balloon 23 miles above the Earth and then to plunge back down for the world's highest-ever skydive.
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After two rescheduled attempts to jump from near the edge of space, Felix Baumgartner finally lifted off this morning, rising to more than 96,000 feet in a pressurized capsule, carried by a 55-story tall balloon, and then stepped out into the clear blue heavens and dropped like rock.
Daredevil extraordinaire Felix Baumgartner has spent years planning a jump that would take him into the record books as the only man to ever freefall from the edge of space, but before he can accomplish that hair-raising feat he will first need to make a final test fall from 17 miles -- no small leap of faith in its own right.
- A handkerchief.
- Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
- In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.