Wednesday, February 29, 2012

This is what life is all about

Hey everybody check that out. This is so true and therefore I wanna share this with everybody.
You fall down and you get up - this is how we do it!!
Day by day !!!

way to go
Felix


Monday, February 27, 2012

I am not Afraid



This video shows one of my test jumps in Taft CA. Testing video signals the pressure helmet and the chest pack telemetry but without my pressure suit. It is mainly to get used to the equipment. Right now I can't release aerial shots with the real pressure suit but I will do that soon!! Aerial photography by Luke Aikins.
Editing by Felix Baumgartner. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Chill out Weekend

After testing the whole week I thought I need a change - so I decided to hang out on Catalina Island.
What a quiet place. Feels like a total different world. Nice people, a lot of scuba divers, tourist and people trying to escape from the big city!!
Pure nature wherever you go!!!

cheers Felix, super relaxed





Friday, February 24, 2012

Done with testing!!


What a successful day! After an intense test program we are finally done with ground preparation.
Egrass training, emergency procedure, blind cockpit checks, boldface items - in case the capsule is on fire and the list goes on and on. I am so tired- but happy.
So folks, the next time "this is for real"
Soon the whole team will move to Roswell NM for the first manned launch up to 65.000 feet or 18 kilometers. That test will give us a lot of valid information to make sure we know exactly what to expect on the BIG ONE!!!
Here is a little inside view! Please understand that we have to save the mind-blowing pictures for later ;)
have fun
Felix, tired as hell!!


Waiting for the test run


medical check by Andy Walshe






computer analysis
my cockpit...I just love these buttons




captain Kirk's seat...beam us up Scotty
testing the cameras

 Cpt. Joe Kittinger - still a hell of a character

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Last Test before we go


Hey everybody, today is on of our last and most important tests until we move to Roswell NM for the first manned launch from 65 000 feet (18 km)!!! At the moment I am waiting until the team is ready to run the test program! 
Stay tuned I will post some pics later
Felix



Monday, February 20, 2012

Test Jumps at TAFT


What a successful day! We just did some serious test jumps at Taft Drop Zone. Full battle gear...high up in the sky! It turned out really good!
My friend and free fall camera man Luke Aikens did some amazing shots...but HELL- we can't release them right now....but soon!!!

Love Felix












Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dancing Superman

hey guy's you gotta see this. found that guy on Venice Beach while cruising around with my bike. wanna share this.
next generation Superman-SAVE THE WORLD with a dance!!

cheers Felix


video

Check out the new Red Bulletin Mag

...awesome stories and pics! Plus from now on there'll be always another story about Red Bull Stratos until the final jump! Learn more about the team, the capsule, Joe Kittinger and the difficulties involved in this mission. We strap you into a seat right at the edge of space! Or download the Red Bull Stratos app from I tunes! By the way- that black & white pic was one of our first ideas how to name the first RB Stratos issue...If I would've been in charge.... Way to go!!!

Stick around
FELIX












Introducing my iconic Ford GT

Hi everbody- I have been asked many times what car do I drive while I am in the US preparing for RB Stratos. Well it is a Ford:)


























Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Having a good time

After an intense media week I really need to relaxe for a couple of days. Best way to do it!!? Hang out in Hollywood and Venice to get my energy back for the upcoming test's!

Stay tuned my friends
Love Felix



Me and the the guy's from NBC


Down @ Venice with friends


Breakfest in Hollywood


And overlooking LA frm my hotel room

Posted while I am on the road

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Red Bull Stratos is back

to everyone out there, Red Bull Stratos is back! after month of NO communication I am finally allowed to talk about our progress in the project.
Pressure tests at Brooks Airforce Base and two successful unmanned balloon launches in Roswell NM are just a few of many milestones we have accomplished over the last couple of month.

so I really hope you all will share our exitement of the project and follow our mission to the very edge of space until it is completed!!

love
felix