Friday, May 25, 2012

Project Excelsior, Colonel Kittinger, and Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner is planning a freefall jump from 120,000 feet. He is trying to break the record of U.S. Air Force Colonel Joe Kittinger. This jump is being sponsored by Red Bull and they have a website about the jump.

 There are two books that discuss Col. Kittinger's earlier jumps that are interesting reads:

 There is video interview of Colonel Kittenger: The Highest Step in the World, Joe Kittinger & the Excelsior Missions

 Wikipedia entry on Project Excelsior

 Interview with Felix Baumgartner on NPR: Austrian Pilot Hopes To Break Freefall Record