Red Bull Stratos
GoPro: Red Bull Stratos – The Full Story
On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner set the world record for the first attempt and successful jump from 128,100 feet. He ascended in a stratospheric helium balloon in the Red Bull Stratos Capsule. His top preliminary speed reached was 833 miles per hour which makes him the first person to ever break the speed of sound in freefall.The record previously set was by United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger. Joseph jumped as an experiment at a time when it was unclear a human can survive such a jump. He successfully jumped from 102,800 feet in 1960.
Red Bull Stratos Team:
The team consists of the world’s leading minds in aerospace medicine, engineering, pressure suit development, capsule creation and balloon fabrication.
About Felix Baumgartner:
Felix has a long list of accomplishments including multiple world records in BASE jumping. He is a trained helicopter pilot, BASE jumped from the world’s tallest building (Taipei 101 Tower in Taipei, Taiwan; 2007), BASE jumped from Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Bazil and much more.
The flight mission was not to break the world record but to gather important information regarding the jump. This information will be combined with Joseph Kittinger’s jump 50 years prior. It will provide valuable medical and scientific research.