Red Bull Stratos - Baumgartner passes test through death zone.
Austria’s Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a space capsule from an altitude of approx. 21,800 meters as the Red Bull Stratos project moved forward into the manned flight stage in New Mexico. The 42-year-old rode the space capsule attached to a giant helium balloon above the so-called “Armstrong Line”.
ROSWELL (New Mexico) – At precisely 9:50 a.m.(US MT), Felix Baumgartner landed with his parachute in the New Mexico desert nearly 40 kilometers away from Roswell, wearing a spacesuit, as he safely completed a journey towards the edge of space. Just 1 hour and 40 minutes earlier the extreme athlete from Austria had lifted off from Roswell on board a space capsule attached to a 50 meter high helium balloon that brought him to an altitude of nearly 22,000 meters.
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