Red Bull Stratos Attempt May Be Close | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date



Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday


Airborne On YouTube



Airborne-Unlimited-05.08.24 Airborne-FlightTraining-05.09.24


Tue, Feb 07, 2012

Red Bull Stratos Attempt May Be Close

Felix Baumgartner Said To Be Preparing For Record-Breaking Skydive

The Red Bull Stratos Team may be close to an announcement that Felix Baumgartner will attempt his record-setting skydive in August over the New Mexico desert.

Baumgartner (pictured) has for years been working to attempt the jump, which will begin from a balloon at 120,000 feet ... literally the fringe of space. His free fall would take 10 minutes, and he would exceed the speed of sound as he falls through the thin layers of the upper atmosphere.

The London Daily Mail reports that Baumgartner plans to make two practice jumps, from 60,000 feet and 90,000 feet, before attempting the 23-mile free fall.

The program has been on-again, off-again, most recently postponed when promoter Daniel Hogan said the idea for the stunt was his, and sued to stop it. That lawsuit was settled last year.

If he is successful, Baumgartner will set four worlds records with the jump. They would be highest-altitude freefall, highest manned balloon flight, longest distance travelled in freefall and fastest freefall.



More News

Bolen Gives Congress a Rare Thumbs-Up

Aviation Governance Secured...At Least For a While The National Business Aviation Association similarly applauded the passage of the FAA's recent reauthorization, contentedly recou>[...]

The SportPlane Resource Guide RETURNS!!!!

Emphasis On Growing The Future of Aviation Through Concentration on 'AFFORDABLE FLYERS' It's been a number of years since the Latest Edition of Jim Campbell's HUGE SportPlane Resou>[...]

Buying Sprees Continue: Textron eAviation Takes On Amazilia Aerospace

Amazilia Aerospace GmbH, Develops Digital Flight Control, Flight Guidance And Vehicle Management Systems Textron eAviation has acquired substantially all the assets of Amazilia Aer>[...]

Hawker 4000 Bizjets Gain Nav System, Data Link STC

Honeywell's Primus Brings New Tools and Niceties for Hawker Operators Hawker 4000 business jet operators have a new installation on the table, now that the FAA has granted an STC f>[...]

Echodyne Gets BVLOS Waiver for AiRanger Aircraft

Company Celebrates Niche-but-Important Advancement in Industry Standards Echodyne has announced full integration of its proprietary 'EchoFlight' radar into the e American Aerospace>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC