On the step of his capsule during the preparation. Inside the capsule and attached to Felix's pressurized suit are multiple mirrors to help him see throughout the capsule during his 43 step check list to exit. courtesy Red Bull Stratos, SOURCE
Sitting in his capsule while doing last tests on site. One of the most crucial aspects to the Red Bull Stratos Project is the capsule recovery. courtesy Red Bull Stratos, SOURCE
About another ballooner: "Felix Baumgartner is very courageous. His accomplishment will always remain a useful study for space related activities and for aeronautic medicine," Dumitru said. courtesy Red Bull Stratos, SOURCE
Felix Baumgartner runs through all the necessary steps for rehearsal courtesy Red Bull Stratos, SOURCE
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(Newsdesk) “I'm deleting any negative thoughts and focusing on what I have to do right now. I just want to perform well, and I will think of the accomplishment later,” says Felix Baumgartner who rehearsed his jump from an altitude of 120,000 ft / 36,576 m during the final preparations over the weekend. He added, “It creates a lot of pressure if you think of all the things that come afterwards. I just think of what I have to do right now step by step. When I realize what happens is when my parachute opens," ...