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Falling Up: Why Former Googler Alan Eustace Broke the World Free-Fall Record
Meet the pioneer of what might become balloon-based space tourism
A 57-Year-Old Computer Scientist Just Dove 135,000 Feet From The Stratosphere
Shattering Felix Baumgartner's world record for freefall distance
Why Felix Baumgartner’s Mission Was Nearly Aborted At The Last Minute
Felix Baumgartner skydived to a picture-perfect landing from 24 miles above the Earth on Sunday morning, tentatively setting three world records—but not before a hairy two-hour ascent. Here’s what happened with his helmet.
Watch Felix Baumgartner’s Record-Setting Jump From 120,000 Feet Live
3:02pm MDT - And that's a wrap on press conference. Tune in tomorrow for a story featuring more of what the team had to say.
5 Secrets Of A Successful Space Dive
Yesterday's 23-mile skydive was delayed by gusty wind, but that's just one variable that can shut down a high-altitude ballooning mission. Many people have tried, and failed, to break Joe Kittinger’s record for the highest skydive in the past. Here’s why it’s so hard to pull off—and why Felix Baumgartner just might do it yet.
How Felix Baumgartner’s Skydive Should Unfold
The predawn hours are dark and still at the Roswell International Air Center, where today Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team are preparing for his 23-mile-high skydive. There's currently a weather hold due to high winds at 800 feet. Once that hold lifts, here’s the play-by-play of how the morning should unfold from the project’s technical director Art Thompson.