Red Bull Breaks Record For Highest Jump

Australian skydiver and daredevil Felix Baumgartner accomplished his Red Bull Stratos mission after jumping from the stratosphere to the Earth last October 14 with more than 35 cameras  capturing the historical stunt.

The stunt, which breaks the record for highest jump in history, was led by Red Bull Stratos. Baumgartner stood at the edge of a capsule and jumped from the stratosphere or Earth’s second main layer.

The Red Bull Stratos, also known as the “Mission to the Edge of Space” is an attempt to jump 120,000 feet towards the Earth using a pressurized 2,900 lbs.-heavy capsule lifted by a helium-filled balloon. The said capsule reportedly weighs as much as a Volkswagen Beatle.

Baumgartner who is also a stuntman and a BASE (buildings, antennas, spans, and earth) jumper said that a mission like that requires total control over one’s body and extreme mental fitness. He said he was preparing very thoroughly for the said Red Bull Stratos mission. The act was also a challenge to go beyond human limits that have existed for 50 years.

The Red Bull Stratos was set by a group of world-leading experts in science, medicine, engineering, and astronomy. Reports alleged that the mission will create a potential to provide valuable medical and scientific exploration facts for future discoverers.