You see the word insane get thrown around on the Internet a lot. It’s a good word! But few things actually deserve the word insane. This stunt does though. Felix Baumgartner (the dude who jumped from space) pilots a Bolkov BO105 aerobatic helicopter that is basically having a movie car chase scene with a race car and…
Move aside, Felix Baumgartner. Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, fell from the top of the stratosphere this morning, plummeting nearly 26 vertical miles in the span of about 15 minutes. In doing so, he has broken Baumgartner's 2012 record for world's highest-altitude free fall – and by a pretty…
In October 2012, Felix Baumgartner leapt from a balloon floating 24-miles high and fell to Earth, breaking the sound barrier on the way down. Now, newly released footage shows in unprecedented detail what Baumgartner saw on his record-breaking descent.
You've seen Felix Baumgartner's harrowing jump from 128,1000 feet above Earth's surface, but you haven't seen it like this. This new exhilarating video shows you what it was like from Felix's point of view with perfect clarity.
It's been just over a year since the nail-biter of a day when Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a shimmering weather balloon 127,852 feet in the air and reached a top speed of Mach 1.25. And now you can watch it from his point of view—and several others. Fair warning: it's still nerve-wracking. It feels like he's going…
It turns out that supersonic man Felix Baumgartner was even more supersonic than we previously thought. He actually reached 843.6 miles per hour (1,357.6 km/h), which is 1.25 the speed of sound. His heart rate was extremely high at the exact time of the jump—understandably!
Long before Felix Baumgartner completed his crazy 24-mile free fall from the edge of space, the Navy was testing how humans react to pushing their bodies beyond normal limits. In 1948 that meant blasting volunteer pilots in the face with winds of above 305 miles per hour to see if they could handle it.
If you're anything like me, you were quite annoyed earlier this week by all the claims that Felix Baumgartner had jumped from "near space" or even space itself (really, Telegraph?). Not to take away from his remarkable achievement — a freefall from 128,100 feet — fearless Felix was actually very, very far from space…
Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking supersonic jump was an amazing feat of human endeavour. But getting Felix to break the speed of sound caused Red Bull Stratos technical project director Art Thompson some engineering headaches. Here's how he solved them.
Felix Baumgartner set the record for the world's highest free fall when he successfully jumped 24 miles from the edge of space over the weekend. But you know what he hasn't done? Set the record for the shortest jump.
This gif of the infamous internet cat jump mashed together with Felix Baumgartner's space jump is why the internet was created. We dare you to top it. Seriously, just try and top it, in the comments below.
Yesterday, extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner lept from a balloon hovering 24 miles above the surface of the Earth. This is what he saw on his way down. (Fair warning: this might make you nauseous.)
This is the first footage from brave Felix Baumgartner's suit camera as he descended to Earth. It starts right after the jump and shows the moment in which Felix breaks the speed of sound and spins out of control.
This is how you know Felix Baumgartner has made it: his supersonic skydive has already been reenacted by Lego minifigs. It's not quite as majestic as the real thing, but it's a fun little tribute—as well as a handy plug for Vienna's ModelMaker Fair, which takes place October 25-28.
Surely by now you've heard someone say "Man, with balls that big, I'm surprised Felix Baumgartner even fit into that capsule." You can't deny it, he'd need some serious balls jumping from the stratosphere is just as insane and frightening as it is awesome.
Now that Felix Baumgartner has made the world's highest jump—from 128,100 feet above the Earth—he's not resting. Instead, he and his team are answering questions about his amazing stunt. Watch above.
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner wasn't able to attempt his record-setting jump last week on account of the weather. He tries again today, and you can follow his mission live on YouTube. His capsule was expected to launch at 11 AM ET (Update: Doors have opened and he's preparing to jump!), so keep your eyes and ears on…
Total success. After many delays, Felix did it. He reached the highest altitude ever reached by any man in a balloon, more than 127,000 feet. He then jumped and fell faster than any man, breaking Mach 1 (it's unofficial for now, they have to confirm it).
The Red Bull Stratos mission control has announced that, after Tuesday's aborted supersonic space jump, the next launch is scheduled for Sunday, October 14 at 8:30am EDT. We will cover the Roswell event live.
Felix Baumgartner is going to jump from the edge of space. If successful, he's going to become the first man in history to go supersonic without any mechanical propulsion aid whatsoever. He's now getting ready.