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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...

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...

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...

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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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