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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.
The Alien Origins Of Felix Baumgartner’s Attempt To Skydive From 23 Miles Up
Roswell, New Mexico, was the drop zone for some of the first high-altitude skydives, precursors to Baumgartner's record-setting dive scheduled for Tuesday. Here, from the archives of the UFO Museum, is a look at those early government efforts--and how they created a public panic.
What Absolutely Cannot Go Wrong When Felix Baumgartner Attempts The Longest Free Fall In History
On Monday, Baumgartner will attempt a record-breaking skydive from 23 miles up. Can he pull it off? And is it just a stunt, or does it stand to benefit science?
The Suit That Will Help Felix Baumgartner Withstand A 120,000-Foot Free Fall
The life-saving technology behind the daredevil's attempt to accomplish the longest free fall in history
Attempt at the World’s Highest Skydive, from 120,000 Feet, is Rescheduled for August
Felix Baumgartner would be the first human to go supersonic outside of a vehicle
Skydiving From Space
A skydiver jumps from the edge of space to set a record—and help plan an exit strategy for orbital tourists
Daredevil Space Diver To Leap Toward World’s First Supersonic Free-Fall From 120,000 Feet
Here’s Felix Baumgartner’s plan: Float a balloon to 120,000 feet. Jump out. Break the sound barrier. Don’t die. Simple, right?...