Latest Felix Baumgartner Stories

2014-03-18 12:25:58

SCIENTIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ARTIFACTS ADDED TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION AT NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today that the world's largest and most significant collections of aviation and space artifacts, the National Air and Space Museum in our nation's capital, will host the next and final stop of Red Bull Stratos: Mission to the Edge of Space exhibit and significant mission artifacts will be added to the museum's...

POV Video Of Felix Baumgartner Record Jump Released By Red Bull
2013-10-16 08:32:43

[ Watch the Video: Space Jumping With Felix ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Now, over a year later, Baumgartner’s corporate sponsor has released a point of view video of what the most extreme BASE jumper saw as he plummeted towards Earth. The video, over nine minutes long, shows Baumgartner...

American IT Manager Forced To End Cross-Atlantic Cluster Balloon Flight
2013-09-13 07:22:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what may have looked like a scene from the Disney-Pixar animated movie “Up,” a North Carolina native man lifted off from a foggy field in Caribou, Maine on Thursday morning, September 12 for a cross-Atlantic flight in a lifeboat carried only by a cluster of helium-filled balloons. Jonathan Trappe, 39, an IT manager and long-time balloon enthusiast, enlisted the help of some 150 volunteers to fill more than 350 balloons with...

Pi Powered Teddy Skydives
2013-08-27 13:07:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In October 2012, Felix Baumgartner jumped from a record-breaking 127,852 feet above the Earth's surface, and although this feat hasn't yet been matched by another man, it was by a teddy bear. "Bionic Babbage" leapt from an estimated 127,953 feet above the Earth's surface on Saturday. The bear is a modified version of the Raspberry Pi mascot, equipped with a bionic eye and GPS. Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive, bare-bones computer that...

Red Bull Stratos 'Edge Of Space' Final Mission Data Is In
2013-02-05 11:22:31

[ Watch the Video: Red Bull Stratos Jump From 128,000 Feet ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Official numbers are in from the Red Bull Stratos team's jump from the edge of space last year and the results show that Felix Baumgartner reached higher speeds than previously thought. According to the official measurements, Baumgartner reached a maximum speed of 843.6 mph, or Mach 1.25, during his free fall from space on October 14, 2012. This latest number is not only a...

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