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Red Bull Stratos - freefall from the edge of space - SUCCESS!








Uploaded to YouTube by: Red Bull
Date submitted to Unlisted Videos: 12 May 2015
Date uploaded/published to YouTube: 14 October 2012

Tags: stunts, space, parachute, balloon, space diving




Description:

An 8 hour long video of a recorded live stream of Red Bull Stratos, a space diving project involving Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner.

On 14 October 2012, Baumgartner flew approximately 39 km into the stratosphere over New Mexico, USA, in a helium balloon, before free falling in a pressure suit and then parachuting to Earth. The jump broke several long held records, and helped deliver data for scientific and medical research.

The total jump, (between leaving the capsule and landing on the ground), lasted approximately ten minutes. Baumgartner became the first human to break the sound barrier without any form of engine power. Baumgartner also broke the unofficial record for the highest manned balloon flight, with an altitude of 38,969 m (the previous record was 37,640 m by Nicholas Piantanida in 1966).

He also broke the record for the highest altitude jump, which was previously set in 1960 by retired USAF Colonel Joseph Kittinger, who was Baumgartner's mentor and capsule communicator at mission control.