Record Jump: New Countdown Starts, Baumgartner Determined

  Felix Baumgartner was surprised and disappointed that his attempt to become the first person to break the sound barrier in freefall had to be scrapped due to gusts of wind near the top of his 30 million cubic foot balloon. Weather permitting, the Austrian will likely get another chance to write history while breaking … More Record Jump: New Countdown Starts, Baumgartner Determined

Felix “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner to attempt world record skydive from 120,000 feet.

Record-breaking skydiver, Felix Baumgartner backed by a team of world-leading scientists, will take a stratospheric balloon flight to 120,000 feet/36,576 meters above the Earth’s surface and jump. The jump, initially billed for Monday October 8th, but was postponed to Tuesday October 10 because of weather. The mission is dubbed: “RED BULL STRATOS” Red Bull Stratos, a … More Felix “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner to attempt world record skydive from 120,000 feet.