Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound while falling 128,000 feet to Earth yesterday.
Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier in a 24-mile jump from the edge of space on Sunday.
Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner is more than halfway to reaching 120,000 feet over New Mexico in an attempt to break the sound barrier in a free fall.
[credit provider=”Wikipedia”] Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the speed of the sound in a rocket plane on Oct. 14, 1947.Exactly 65 years later, Felix Baumgartner will try to become the first skydiver to break the speed of sound.
Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner tries again today to become the first skydiver to break the speed of sound, despite earlier delays due to strong winds.
“I am strapped into the capsule, and I am ready to go,” Felix Baumgartner told Mission Control moments before a giant helium balloon was to take him 23 miles above the New Mexican desert for a record-breaking jump.
Felix Baumgartner is about to plunge 120,000 feet over the New Mexican desert in an attempt to break the speed of sound. A number of things could wrong: his blood could boil, he could go into an uncontrolled spin and be knocked unconscious, he could smash into the ground.
Early Tuesday morning, Felix Baumgartner will attempt to shatter records by going faster than the speed of sound in a free fall. He will launch in a capsule lifted by a giant helium balloon. This balloon will float 23 miles above the New Mexican desert. Then, the Austrian skydiver will detach his […]
[credit provider=”YouTube”] Tomorrow Felix Baumgartner will jump from a space capsule 23 miles above Earth, set on breaking the record Joseph Kittinger, a U.S. Air Force pilot set on August 16, 1960, with a 19.5 mile jump.Kittinger shared his experience in the November 1960 magazine issue of National Geographic, republished […]
If weather conditions are right on Tuesday, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner will ride a space capsule attached to a balloon to an altitude of 120,000 feet. He will then jump out of the spacecraft in an attempt to go faster than the speed of sound in free fall.
[credit provider=”Red Bull Content Pool”] Come Tuesday, weather permitting, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner will attempt to be the first person to break the sound barrier in free fall. The mission will take Felix 23 miles above Earth in a small space capsule.
On Monday, Oct. 8, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner will attempt to be the first human to break the speed of sound in free fall. He will do this by jumping from an air balloon 120,000 feet above Earth. That’s three times higher than the typical cruising altitude of commercial airliners.
[credit provider=”balazsgardi.com/Red Bull Content Pool ” url=”balazsgardi.com”] A daredevil leapt from a balloon more than 18 miles above the Earth today (July 25), moving one step closer to a so-called “space jump” that would set the record for the world’s highest skydive.Austrian adventurer Felix Baumgartner stepped out of his custom-built capsule […]
In the levels of craziness, we tend to consider the act of skydiving pretty high up there. No matter what safety equipment you have, if something goes wrong during the free fall, it will go very wrong.
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