RED BULL STRATOS TEAM ANNOUNCES LATEST TEST RESULTS
As Mission Moves Forward, Felix Baumgartner Discusses Whatu2;019s Working, What Concerns Remain
Santa Monica, Calif. u2;013 June 29, 2010 u2;013 As Red Bull Stratos grows increasingly near to realisation, the missionu2;019s aeronautics experts today announce encouraging results from the latest high-altitude test jumps and step-off procedure tests. Mission pilot Felix Baumgartner himself acknowledges feelings of both satisfaction and apprehension whilst the team prepares to move into a new phase of testing.
Choreographing the step-off, nailing the landing
During the last week in May 2010, the Red Bull Stratos team conducted three important tests:
u2;022 Step-off from the actual capsule
u2;022 Bungee jumps in the pressurised space suit to practice step-off technique
u2;022 High-altitude skydives in a fully pressurised space suit for the first time