Mission To The Edge Of Space - Red Bull Stratos
Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, will attempt to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Supported by a team of experts Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to over 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground.
Sunday, 12:30 (GMT) ~ 15:30 (KSA)
On October 9th 2012, at 14.30 KSA [11.30 GMT], MBC Action will be broadcasting Red Bull Stratos- Mission To The Edge Of Space, where Felix Baumgartner's is going to test what the human body is able to endure if you have the will, in an adventure powered by Red Bull.
Felix will be attempting to break 4 records simultaneously, three of which have stood for 50 years, set in 1960 by retired US Air Force Colonel Joe Kittinger- one of the leading advisors on the Red Bull Stratos team.
From a manned- balloon trip to the stratosphere (at a distance from the Earth of more than 120,000 feet/ 37,576 meters above sea level), Felix will take a freefall jump.
Reaching terminal velocity and continuing to accelerate, rushing towards the ground until he breaks the sound barrier –Mach 1, Felix will continue his dive to Earth at super-sonic speed. Once he opens his chute, he can start moseying down in altitude, and think about what to do on a night one breaks four world records.
With the launch site set to be the infamous city of Roswell in New Mexico, we list the four records Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break with his freefall jump:
1. Highest manned balloon flight (> 120,000 feet/ 37,576 meters)
2. Freefall from the highest altitude
3. Longest freefall
4. Highest-speed (reaching supersonic speed) during freefall
At about 100,000 feet/ 30,480 meters above sea level, Felix is expected to accelerate to a point during his freefall that will reach the sound barrier (or equal the speed at which sound travels through air). He will need to accelerate to above 690 MPH/ 1,110 KPH, Mach 1, and continue to pick up speed and break the sound barrier and truly become 'supersonic' !
Have your energy drink at hand as you watch history in the making on MBC Action, Arabia's leading adrenaline-packed channel. Check out the countdown to the momentous event or catch the latest news on http://www.redbullstratos.com/.
Just when you thought we had taken you everywhere humanly possible, now MBC Action invites you to a Mission To The Edge Of Space...
- Felix Baumgartner
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