The human body, plummeting toward the Earth's surface from 128,000 feet above it, can create the shockwave known as the sonic boom. People watching throught they heard something, and scientists confirmed it. His body broke the sound barrier.
We saw it from the outside. We saw grainy footage from his point of view. But now Red Bull has released the official chest camera footage of Sunday's Stratos Space Jump.
Now that everyone's over the initial awe that comes from watching someone do something as crazy as jumping out of a balloon at 128,000 feet and plummeting toward the Earth at supersonic speeds, it's time to find out what practical application can be had from it.
Yesterday, Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a Red Bull sponsored capsule 24 miles above Earth. He broke the speed of sound. He didn't disintegrate or die.
While Austrian superbadass Felix Baumgartner was setting new records by jumping out of a capsule more than 20 miles above the surface, everyone out in the Twitterverse did what they do to break the tension: they cracked jokes about the situation, often at the expense of Red Bull, the sponsor of the event and…
Red Bull's amazing 24 mile plus Stratos Space Jump just came to the exact conclusion that everyone wanted.
At this moment, we're excitedly waiting for the winds to die down so that professional badass Felix Baumgartner can ride a balloon to more than 20 miles above the earth's surface, then jump out, breaking the sound barrier in the process. Watch the Red Bull space jump live here.
We're all pretty excited about the Red Bull-sponsored supersonic, stratospheric jump that Felix Baumgartner will be making this weekend. And while Baumgartner will likely be setting all sorts of man-outside-of-an-airplane speed records, it's worth looking back at the man who did it first, back in 1966. Even if doing…
After two delays in two days due to weather and winds, Red Bull has tentatively set the next launch for it's 23 mile record breaking supersonic space jump for Sunday morning.
Red Bull chose to launch their Stratos Space Jump from Roswell, NM because of the normally favorable weather conditions in the area.
Red Bull athlete Felix Baumgartner is getting set to jump out of a balloon from 23 miles above Earth.
On Tuesday, October 9th, Felix Baumgartner will participate in the final stage of the Red Bull Stratos project, the highest sky diving mission in history.
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner just accomplished a feat that adds to Red Bull's ever growing arsenal of extreme sports accomplishments.
Our planet never seems more beautiful than from a distance. Extreme jumper Felix Baumgartner brought back this amazingly distant view — from 71,580 feet above the surface — before jumping out of his space capsule and hurtling home at 365 mph in his quest to hit supersonic speeds without an aircraft.