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Home > Press > NSS Applauds Success of Red Bull/Stratos High-Altitude Jump

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The National Space Society congratulates Felix Baumgartner and the entire Red Bull Stratos team on the Mission to the Edge of Space, in which Baumgartner successfully completed a record-breaking, high-altitude parachute jump on Sunday afternoon.

NSS Applauds Success of Red Bull/Stratos High-Altitude Jump

Washington, DC | Posted on October 15th, 2012

Unofficially, Baumgartner's jump from approximately 128,100 feet (24.2 miles) enabled him to break the sound barrier and achieve the supersonic speed of 833 mph for several seconds, thus breaking three of four previously set records that he was hoping to shatter: highest manned balloon flight, highest parachute jump, and fastest free fall.

Two of those records (highest jump and fastest free fall) were set by former Air Force pilot Joe Kittinger in 1960, who served as chief of capsule communications for Baumgartner's trip to the stratosphere. Baumgartner missed breaking the longest free fall record - also held by Kittinger - by mere seconds.

Aside from being the latest in a series of very extreme sports challenges sponsored by Red Bull energy drinks, Baumgartner's jump today is very relevant to the aerospace and space tourism industries, as it provides new and critically important medical and scientific research about the effect of this type of parachute jump on the human body.

This research will result in improved safety features for our astronauts, as well as for the large numbers of space tourists who will soon be flying, and ultimately will help make high-altitude emergency bailouts not only feasible, but safe. Baumgartner's jump today is yet another stepping stone toward the feasibility of human beings regularly living, working, and traveling in space.

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About The National Space Society
NSS is an independent, educational, membership, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space, with over 10,000 members and supporters, and over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The Society publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space.

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202-429-1600

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