ROSWELL, New Mexico - After flying to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed Sunday morning a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space.
Felix Baumgartner Ready For History-Making Freefall From Space
The Red Bull Stratos team have announced that they are moving into the final preparation phase of their long anticipated mission as Felix Baumgartner attempts to break the 52 year old record for the longest free-fall jump from the edge of space.
In this video the Stratos team reveals the custom camera systems that will record and broadcast Felix Baumgartner’s journey to the edge of space. The unique systems include in-flight cameras, mounted on both the capsule and Baumgartner’s space suit, which will provide an almost first-hand perspective of what it’s like to bail out in near space and freefall 23 miles to Earth.
Ten of the world’s best windsurfers from eight countries completed a demanding competition in Kerry, Ireland during the first mission of the Red Bull Storm Chase – the most-challenging windsurfing contest of all time. Despite recorded storm-force gusts of up to 74 knots (137kmh) and fierce 20-ft waves, after possibly the most radical day in windsurfing history the top 6 surfers move on to the second mission.