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Returning from the Edge of Space, A Tribute to Felix Baumgartner

Returning from the Edge of Space, A Tribute to Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner is slated to do a 120,000 foot skydive from the edge of space on Sunday, through the Red Bull Stratos Program. An attempt on Tuesday was cancelled due to weather. It’s an inspiring feat– defying gravity to get to the edge of space and shirking common sense by jumping out of a perfectly good… balloon.

While Baumgartner is at it, he will be breaking the sound barrier, going mach speed– like Chuck Yeager without the X-1. Incidentally, Yeager broke the sound barrier October 14, 1947. Baumgartner may potentially be doing it again sans aircraft October 14, 2012. As Matt Scott puts it: “To infinity and beyond… and back again…”

Felix Baumgartner & Joe Kittinger talk about Red Bull Stratos

Felix Baumgartner & Joe Kittinger talk about Red Bull Stratos

Felix Baumgartner and Joe Kittinger talked about the Red Bull Stratos mission for an interview with CNN this morning at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. Felix will…