Red Bull Stratos

Red Bull Stratos sought to surpass human limits and advance scientific discoveries for the benefit of humankind. The successful mission broke World Records and provided valuable medical and scientific data for future pioneers.
BASE Jumping · 2 h 3 min
Mission to the Edge of Space
Red Bull Stratos was a world-class, multi-stage, scientific flight test program.
Art Thompson
Stratos capsule jump
Stratos capsule jump

On October 14, 2012

Felix Baumgartner launched from Roswell, New Mexico and ascended to the stratosphere in a helium balloon, jumped, and became the first person to break the speed of sound in freefall. The feat was the culmination of years of work by a world-leading team of experts who continue to share their research findings with the scientific community.