Red Bull is supposed to give you wings bit that would only slow Felix Baumgartner down. This week the daredevil made a test skydive from 18 miles up in preparation for his upcoming jump from 120,000 feet (22 miles) in which he hopes to reach speeds of 690 MPH and be the first person the break the sound barrier. In the latest test jump Felix went 0 to 509 MPH in just 30 seconds and all that is without the aid of a plane fo rocket, just pure gravity baby! Here are photos from his latest jump…
Felix Baumgartner hugs Capcom 1 USAF Col (ret) Joe Kittinger after his 96,640 ft free fall from the stratosphere making them the only two people to freefall from that high an altitude.
Felix Baumgartner gets lifted up to enter into the capsule.
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria sits in the capsule before lift off at the flight line.
The weather and wind conditions aligned perfectly as the balloon lifts up during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos.
The capsule preparing for lift off as the 342 ft balloon fully inflates.
Felix Baumgartner steps into the capsule moments before lifting off to 96,640 ft.
The capsule lifts up during the second manned test flight.
The Red Bull Stratos Manned Flight Two test jump has successfully been completed! Felix Baumgartner was in freefall from approximately 96,640 ft for 3m 48s and is safely back on the ground.
The Red Bull Stratos team comes together to celebrate a successful Manned Two Test Jump and congratulate Felix on an incredible mission.