Stratos

The Technology Behind the Red Bull Stratos Stunt Dive

It was a historic moment: daredevil Felix Baumgartner plunged from the edge of the stratosphere down to earth–a record-setting 120,000 feet, and at speeds that eclipsed the sound barrier. It’s BASE jumping so extreme that it almost counts as space exploration. In addition to being inherently dramatic and heart-pounding, Baumgartner’s mission (Red Bull footed the …

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