Red Bull Stratos took over the Internet on Tuesday as Felix Baumgartner's mission to free fall from 120,000 feet above the Earth captured the imagination of the world.
The live webcast was beamed to households, offices and schools from New Mexico to Australia. With the mission scheduled to resume on Sunday, weather permitting, you have a chance to learn more about Felix and the Red Bull Stratos mission. Here are the top 10 stories and videos on RedBullUSA.com:
This was the announcement in which Felix Baumgartner declared his team ready to go forward with the jump in 2012. The story describes the challenges, the records and the unknowns.
Find out exactly what Felix is facing in this video, and meet Joe Kittinger, the man who set the record for the highest free fall back in 1960. And learn what it will take to break Kittinger's record.
Find out what makes Fearless Felix, the holder of several BASE jumping records, tick in this video. "Felix is one of those guys you get him in that environment and it's like a fish in water -- he loves to be airborne," said Red Bull Stratos Project Director Art Thompson.
Felix Baumgartner successfully lands the second test jump from 96,640 feet in July over Roswell, New Mexico, bringing him and his team one big step closer to setting a new world record.
Here's all you need to know about viewing the historic event, so you can say you saw the first human being break the sound barrier in nothing but a space suit.
Weather conditions must be perfect for Red Bull Stratos mission control to approve of life-off. Over the past week or so, wind has become the biggest enemy.
Find out exactly what Felix will go through on the day before lift-off. See when he will rest, when he will train and when he will climb into his pressurized space suit and capsule.
This cinematic animated illustrates what Felix will go through on his way up to 120,000 feet -- and on his way down to Earth. We guarantee you'll get goosebumps at around the two-minute mark.
The Red Bull Stratos project took a huge step forward on March 15, 2012, as the team conducted the first manned test flight. Felix ascended in the capsule before jumping from an altitude of approximately 71,580 feet.
Read the story behind Felix's second test jump from nearly 100,000 feet. Unfortunately, the capsule was damaged upon impact with the Earth -- which led to a several-week delay.
- Red Bull Stratos live webcast
- Felix Baumgartner profile page
- Felix Baumgartners talks about his desire to be the best BASE jumper in the world