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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...

2013-01-29 12:23:06

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Parachute Association reports that the breathtaking sport of skydiving saw record growth and improved safety in 2012, with even more activity expected in 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130129/LA49868) Last year, more than a half million people took the leap for the first time at more than 200 USPA-affiliated skydiving schools and centers across the country. Whether to cross an item off their bucket lists or to...

NASA Successfully Tests Orion’s Parachute Backup System
2012-12-21 14:32:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has completed a series of parachute tests for its Orion spacecraft at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona. This latest achievement for the future NASA spacecraft marks another step towards achieving its first flight test in 2014. The space agency said the test helped to verify that Orion will be able to land safely even if one of its two drogue parachutes does not open during descent. The end goal for...

2012-12-20 16:20:43

HOUSTON, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA completed the latest in a series of parachute tests for its Orion spacecraft Thursday at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona, marking another step toward a first flight test in 2014. The test verified Orion can land safely even if one of its two drogue parachutes does not open during descent. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Orion will take humans farther into space than ever...

2012-11-14 16:23:44

CULVER CITY, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of launching 3net Studios, the Sony - Discovery - IMAX joint venture 3net has revealed an initial slate of original 3D and 4K TV series and specials to be produced under its newly formed production arm. The announcement­--made today by 3net President/CEO Tom Cosgrove--breaks new ground for television, representing several global firsts in 3D and 4K programming. 3net Studios' diverse lineup includes live-action and animated...

2012-10-31 03:20:26

SINGAPORE, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Bull Wingsuit team visits Malaysia the best way they know how - flying! Red Bull Blue & Silver (Product of Europe) went the extra mile to reiterate the message "Red Bull Gives You Wings" with this Red Bull Wingsuit mission. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121031/HK03174 )(Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/10/31/20121031115129208078.html )(Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/10/31/20121031120208384581.html ) Kuala...

2012-10-19 11:23:00

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The race is on! Not only for Obama and Romney, but for 500 top skydivers nationwide competing at the 2012 U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships, the world's largest annual skydiving competition, Oct. 25-Nov. 3 at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121019/LA96230) (Video: http://budurl.com/CampaignSkydive) Masked candidates "President Barack Obama" and "Governor Mitt Romney" aired...

2012-10-17 11:20:29

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle's test operations in San Antonio, Texas, known for its decades of supporting the U.S. Air Force in high altitude research for pilot safety, assisted Sunday's record-setting 24-mile (127,000 feet) free-fall jump by Felix Baumgartner over Roswell, New Mexico. The jump at the edge of space from a balloon-tethered capsule breaks the free-fall world record of more than 19 miles (102,800 feet), set by Air Force test pilot Joe Kittinger in...

2012-10-14 19:20:04

ROSWELL, N.M., Oct. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As Felix Baumgartner broke the world record for a free fall jump from higher than 120,000 feet today, Sunday, October 14 in space -- becoming the first person to free fall while breaking the sound barrier -- the National Geographic Channel and BBC detailed every second with more than 20 cameras. The footage will be combined with exclusive behind-the-scenes access following Baumgartner's four-year metamorphosis from an elite BASE jumper to an...

Felix Has Landed - Space Jump A Complete Success
2012-10-14 13:41:12

[ Watch the Video: Red Bull Stratos Jump From 128,000 Feet ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Baumgartner not only just became the first man to break the sound barrier without being inside a vehicle like a jet, but he also skydived higher than anyone has ever attempted before. It took roughly 2 hours...