The Red Bull Stratos attempt
is happening now. Above, an embed of the live stream. 7 weird but magical words: Red Bull Mission Control Roswell New Mexico! Expert parachuter Felix Baumgartner
, best known for completing an unprecedented freefall flight across the English Channel using a carbon wing, will be the man who fell to earth.
Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of space that will try to surpass human limits that have existed for more than 50 years. Supported by a team of experts, Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to more than 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters and make a record-breaking freefall jump in the attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall (an estimated 690 miles / 1,110 kilometers per hour), while delivering valuable data for medical and scientific advancement.
Status updates on Twitter. More about the mission here.
Another successful SpaceX mission to resupply the ISS ended today with a splashdown in the Pacific, southwest of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Here’s an update from NASA.
An update on the Juno mission, from NASA.
An update on the Voyager exploration program of Saturn from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
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