Red Bull Stratos | Parachute and Cypres
- SEP 8, 2012
- Felix Baumgartner
- About this Video
- No parachute system has ever been used for the kind of controlled supersonic freefall that Felix intends to execute from the edge of space. Months of development and testing have resulted in revolutionary drogue technology to stabilize Felix if necessary. The Red Bull Stratos container houses the drogue, which is a small stabilization chute, as well as two landing parachutes. The harness that attaches the entire rig to Felix holds two oxygen bottles, which can supply 10 minutes of oxygen at altitude. The combined components will weigh about 60 lbs./27 kg, 3 times that of a typical skydiving rig. The clip shows how difficult it is to make a parachute for this mission. Learn more about Cypres
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