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1960: Joseph W. Kittinger Jr leaps into the unknown

FELIX Baumgartner jumped to Earth from 128,000 feet. Before him, the highest jump has been performed by Joseph W. Kittinger Jr., who made the record jump from 102,800 ft in 1960. Kittinger, a Captain in the US Air Force, had no sponsor. His mission was to test the effectiveness of Francis F. Beaupre’s parachute. Supersonic flight at high altitude was great. But what if the pilot had to eject? Would the parachute work? The jump was part of Project Excelsior. Up Kittinger went in an open gondaler over Tularosa, New Mexico. And then…he jumped:

 

Posted: 17th, October 2012 | In: Flashback, Technology | Comment


Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos epic c*nt typo

FELIX Baumgartner has jumped to Earth from the edge of space. The Red Bull Stratos team – his sponsors – take to Facebook to salute the “c*nt”:

“Congratulations to Felix in a successful landing. We knew we could cunt on you! You are a hero.”\

Only – yep – that’s a fake account. But it’s still amusing…

 

Posted: 14th, October 2012 | In: Technology | Comments (3)


Felix Baumgartner jumps from the edge of space – incredible photos

FELIX Baumgartner is high above Red Bull Mission Control Roswell New Mexico. Felix Baumgartner will rise 120,000 feet. He will then jump. He will break the speed of sound in freefall (an estimated 690 miles per hour):

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Felix Baumgartner, left, of Austria, celebrates with Art Thompson, Technical Project Director, after successfully jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon at a height of just over 128,000 feet above the Earth's surface, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner landed in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes after jumping from his capsule 28,000 feet (8,534 meters), or 24 miles (38.6-kilometer), above Earth (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Posted: 14th, October 2012 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comments (5)


Felix Baumgartner falls 23 miles to Earth: the epic live feed

AT 9.31am local time, Austrian dare devil Feliz Baumgartner began his rise to 23 miles above planet Earth. He will then jump. In 1960, Joe Kittinger fell 19.5miles to Earth. That’s been the record ever since. The live feed:

Posted: 14th, October 2012 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment


Felix Baumgartner ready to jump from 120,000 feet (and live) – photos

FELIX Baumgartner wants to create a new world record for the highest free-fall fall. And live. Yesterday, Baumgartner rose 71,500ft (22km) above New Mexico in a capsule hanging from a balloon. He then jumped. Eight minutes and seconds later later, he landed.

Baumgartner fell at an estimated speed of 364mph.

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Posted: 16th, March 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)