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Felix Baumgartner Prepares For World's Highest Skydive
2012-10-09 12:45:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online [ Watch Live Here ] UPDATE Oct. 9, 2012 12:45PM: The balloon was being inflated. The live broadcast had started. But just a few moments later winds came in and ruined today's mission for Felix Baumgartner to launch towards the edge of space. Red Bull Stratos said the mission has been aborted due to "gusty winds." On the live broadcast, as the video showed the helium balloon being inflated, winds began to push the balloon and make an...

Daredevil Skydiver Gets Approval
2012-09-25 20:39:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 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. Felix Baumgartner is planning to ride a helium-filled balloon from Roswell, New Mexico on October 8 in a custom-built capsule to an altitude of 120,000 feet. After riding the capsule 23 miles, Baumgartner plans to step out of it and break...

Felix Baumgartner Completes Freefall From 18 Miles
2012-07-25 13:56:33

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. During the final test jump before he and the Red Bull Stratos team attempts to make a record-breaking freefall in August from 120,000 feet,...

Felix Baumgartner To Make 17-Mile Freefall
2012-07-25 11:19:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The final test jump from 90,000 feet will occur over Roswell, New Mexico and, after two scheduled...

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...

2010-07-14 15:39:00

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- On screen and off, celebrities are taking flight, but not in any private jet. Instead, Shania Twain, Hilary Swank and Chuck Norris are just a few of the celebrities who are going up--and jumping out. According to the United States Parachute Association (USPA), NASCAR driver Brian Vickers and country music star Craig Morgan are the most recent celebrities to complete student training and earn skydiving licenses. Even ex-President George H.W....

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2010-07-14 07:05:00

An Austrian daredevil is making progress with his plans to jump from the edge of space in a dive that would shatter world skydive records as well as the sound barrier. Felix Baumgartner is getting closer and closer to making his dream a reality. He has recently completed a series of high-altitude test jumps and plans to make the record-setting attempt later this year. Baumgartner will start in the stratosphere at 120,000 feet and will leap from a capsule suspended by a helium balloon near...


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