Baumgartner prepares for the second manned test flight.
courtesy Red Bull Stratos, SOURCE
96,640ft / 29,455m sky-diving: latest video

Posted: Jul 27, 2012 09:07 am EDT
(Newsdesk) The Red Bull Stratos team released a new video of Felix Baumgartner’s jump on July 25th; his second manned flight leading up to his planned 120,000 feet / 36,500 meter jump. Not a practice jump, says his support team, “this is serious”.

About this video:
Felix Baumgartner completed the final milestone remaining before he attempts to achieve his dream of becoming the first person to break the speed of sound in freefall.



On July 25th, 2012 Baumgartner jumped from an altitude of 96,640ft / 29,455m at 536mph / 863kph; after 3 minutes and 48 seconds in freefall leading up to a 10 minute and 36 descent.

Data from the International Air Sports Federation (FAI) shows how the 1st manned test in March measured up:

Altitude reached: 71,615.2 ft / 21,828.3 meters
Parachute opened at: 8,210.6 ft / 2,502.6 meters
Freefall time: 3 minutes and 40 seconds
The fastest ascent rate of the capsule: 1,200 feet per minute (estimate)
Speed reached in freefall: 364.69 mph / 586.92 km per hour.


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