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Red Bull Stratos - a jump from 120,000 feet above the earth

Discussion in 'General Skydiving Discussions' started by Margit, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Margit

    Margit Moderator Staff Member

    The mission will take Felix Baumgartner to at least 120,000 feet above the earth, to the very edge of Space.

    From there, he will attempt a stratospheric free fall jump - the longest in the history of man - and hopefully will become the first human to break the speed of sound with his own body.

    This is a mission to overcome limits which have existed for almost fifty years, ever since the heroic achievement of the young US Air Force test pilot, Joe Kittinger, with his 1960 Excelsior mission.

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  2. Margit

    Margit Moderator Staff Member

  3. Margit

    Margit Moderator Staff Member

    Launch is expected in ~ 1 hour!
  4. Margit

    Margit Moderator Staff Member

    The balloon is released!
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  6. Margit

    Margit Moderator Staff Member

    What a view (still only half way up):
    redbullstratos2.png
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  7. Margit

    Margit Moderator Staff Member

    Now at 63,000 ft passing the Armstrong line - without pressurization fluids begin to "boil" at body temperature...
  8. Margit

    Margit Moderator Staff Member

    A picture of Felix Baumgartner in the capsule:
    redbullstratos3.png
  9. Margit

    Margit Moderator Staff Member

    And a look inside the capsule:
    redbullstratos4.png
  10. Margit

    Margit Moderator Staff Member

    Passed the record mark of Kittinger at 102,800 feet(in 1960)!
    redbullstratos5.png
  11. Margit

    Margit Moderator Staff Member

    Altitude record for managed balloon flight:
    redbullstratos6.png
  12. Margit

    Margit Moderator Staff Member

    More than 127,000 feet now....
  13. Margit

    Margit Moderator Staff Member

    A view...
    redbullstratos8.png
  14. Margit

    Margit Moderator Staff Member

    Door has opened!
    rb1.png
  15. Margit

    Margit Moderator Staff Member

    Coming out:
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