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Back on Mother Earth. Mission complete.
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Our hearts raced just watching it.
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Satellite trucks positioned outside of mission control. Ready for a live feed.
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Activities morning of October 14th. The radiosonde has been released into the atmosphere to measure wind speed from over 100,000 ft.
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Balloon layout has started.
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Felix suited up and concentrating inside the airstreamer.
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Felix inside the capsule, going over a checklist with Joe Kittinger back in Mission Control.
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Mike Todd and crew outside the capsule as Felix continues to go through checklist for launch.
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The balloon inflation process takes about 1 hr and 15 minutes. The balloon can be seen as “the engine” of the capsule. The Pibals aloft show wind direction at various levels of the balloons height.
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The capsule prepared to launch
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Teardrop shaped balloon and capsule in the air.
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Felix ascending at an average rate of 1,000 ft per minute. Check list in front of him.
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Joe Kittinger, left, the only person who spoke to Felix during the mission to avoid confusion and on request of Felix.
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Monitors in Mission Control showing the jump.
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Felix Baumgarten landed from the Stratosphere

Posted: Oct 14, 2012 07:54 pm EDT

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(Newsdesk) Baumgartner was lifted from Roswell, NM with the helium balloon for nearly two and a half hours before he jumped. The air became so thin the balloon started to float. Of great concern was when Felix found that a heater of his visor was not working. It meant that the visor fogged up. Although he told Kittinger, the only person he spoke to, it is serious, the jump went ahead. The Austrian Sky diver broke three records; the highest balloon flight, the highest free fall and the fastest speed. Preliminary...

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