What was the purpose of the Red Bull Stratos?

What was the purpose of the Red Bull Stratos?

The purpose of the Red Bull Stratos Mission was to transcend human limits. Supported by a team of experts, Felix Baumgartner ascended in a helium balloon and made a freefall jump from 127,852 feet over Roswell, New Mexico, rushing towards earth at supersonic speed before parachuting to the ground.

What happened Felix Baumgartner?

He became the first person to break the sound barrier relative to the surface without vehicular power on his descent. He broke skydiving records for exit altitude, vertical freefall distance without a drogue parachute, and vertical speed without a drogue.

What is Red Bull Stratos?

Red Bull Stratos was a high altitude skydiving project involving Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner. On 14 October 2012, Baumgartner flew approximately 39 kilometres (24 mi) into the stratosphere over New Mexico, United States, in a helium balloon before free falling in a pressure suit and then parachuting to Earth.

What is the Red Bull Stratos altitude record?

Red Bull Stratos. Measurements show Baumgartner also broke two other world records. With a final altitude of 38,969 m (127,851 ft; 24 mi), Baumgartner broke the unofficial record for the highest manned balloon flight of 37,640 m (123,491 ft) previously set by Nicholas Piantanida. He also broke the record for the highest altitude jump,…

Where did the Red Bull Stratos lift off?

^ a b “Mission Red Bull Stratos lifts off in Roswell, New Mexico”. Red Bull Stratos Newsroom. Red Bull Media House. Retrieved 9 October 2012. ^ Kolawole, Emi (16 October 2012). “Felix Baumgartner lands after flying faster than the speed of sound”. The Washington Post. Retrieved 14 October 2012. ^ a b Holden, Constance (5 February 2010).

What is the Red Bull Stratos parachute size?

The Red Bull Stratos capsule parachute, however, was “reefed”; meaning that restraining fabric around its circumference held the opening to just under 5 m /17 ft in diameter for the initial part of the descent, allowing the capsule to fall quickly (up to nearly 560 kmh / 350 mph) before full parachute deployment.