Monday, February 27, 2012
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.
Posted by Felix Baumgartner at 1:34 AM
Sunday, February 26, 2012
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
Posted by Felix Baumgartner at 9:16 PM
Friday, February 24, 2012
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 ;)
Felix, tired as hell!!
|Waiting for the test run|
|medical check by Andy Walshe|
|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
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
Posted by Felix Baumgartner at 10:38 PM
Monday, February 20, 2012
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!!!
Posted by Felix Baumgartner at 11:06 PM