suborbital: March 2012 Archives

Felix Baumgartner Completes Test Flight Ahead of Freefall Record Attempt From The Edge of Space (More Images Added)

"Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian BASE jumper aiming to break the world freefall record by jumping from 120,000ft above the earth's surface, moved a step closer to achieving his dream today after the successful completion of a test flight from 71,581 ft. (21,818 metres). Still-to-be-confirmed figures indicate that at 09:40am MT after an ascent lasting about 1 hour and 30 minutes at a rate reaching speeds of 1,200 ft. per minute, the Red Bull Stratos capsule and a modified version of the balloon reached its top manned altitude of 71,581 ft. above the earth's surface."



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