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Red Bull Stratos On Hold, Pending Litigation

Felix Baumgartner will have to put a hold on his attempted jump from the stratosphere. In a statement released by Red Bull, the Red Bull Stratos project is on hold pending litigation. One “Mr. Hogan” claims to “own certain rights to the project”. The statement is below:

Red Bull GmbH and Red Bull North America, Inc. have

Red Bull Stratos: How Do You Document a Freefall From 120,000 Feet Up?

Felix Baumgartner is expected to jump out of a gondola from the Earth’s stratosphere – roughly 23 miles or 120,000 feet high. The Red Bull Stratos Project was first announced in January but a jump date wasn’t announced until recently. Baumgartner, a professional skydiver and BASE jumper, will not only break the free fall record …

Video: Joe Kittinger’s 102,800 ft Descent

I’m on a Red Bull Stratos kick today, so I’m trying to find out everything I can about Joe Kittinger’s record breaking free fall that Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break later this year. Here’s video from Kittinger’s jump.

Here’s the original article about Kittinger’s record that ran in TIME on August 29, 1960:

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Red Bull Stratos: Man Will Free Fall From Earth’s Stratosphere

On August 16, 1960, Joe Kittinger fell from 20 miles (102,800 feet) above the Earth’s surface setting the free fall record. In 2010, Felix Baumgartner plans to break Joe’s record by falling back down to Earth from 120,000 (~23 miles) feet high. Think about that for a second, folks.

Man will free fall from Earth’s stratosphere with …