The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is the next stop for the Red Bull Stratos exhibit where it will find it’s permanent home. Patrons will be able to see the equipment used in the mission, including Baumgartner’s space suit and 3,200-pound capsule.
Where: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Independence Ave at 6th St, SW Washington, DC 20560
When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 (exhibit runs until May 26 and then artifacts will live at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center indefinitely)
Public Hours: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily with extended hours as part of the exhibition’s run.
For more information visit: http://airandspace.si.edu/visit/extended-hours.cfm
Or follow @redbullDC on twitter and instagram.
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The Red Bull Stratos traveling exhibit continues this month in Dayton, OH at the National Museum of the US Air Force (NMUSAF). This unique tour stop is home to several artifacts from Colonel Joe Kittinger’s original gondola space missions; including the Stargazer and Project MANHIGH. Dating back to 1923, NMUSAF is one of the world’s oldest and largest military aviation museums with more than 360 aircrafts and missiles on display. It also is home to several Presidential aircrafts, including those used by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Please join us from January 24, 2014 to March 16, 2014 to experience Red Bull Stratos and so much more. For information on the National Museum of the US Air Force, please visit: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/ or take a virtual tour here: http://www.nmusafvirtualtour.com/full/tour-std.html
For one night only, The University of Dayton will host The Red Bull Stratos Leadership team in the Chudd Auditorium on January 24, 2014 from 3pm-5pm as they discuss the challenges and successes of this project. More details here: win.gs/Stratos
The lecture will feature:
Art Thompson- Technical Project Director
Jon Clark- Medical Director
Colonel Joe Kittinger- Director of Flight Operations And Safety
The Red Bull Stratos Exhibit will open on same day at the National Museum of the US Air Force (open free to the public daily from 9am-5pm).
Contact @RedBullOHIO for details!
Tags: Red Bull Stratos, Felix Baumgartner, joe kittinger, Art Thompson, Dr. Jon Clark, space jump, red bull, nmusaf, u.s. air force
October 14 is the one-year anniversary of Red Bull Stratos! And the experts from the mission team have flown 5,000 miles to Felix Baumgartner’s birthplace of Salzburg to celebrate that memorable day.
Felix is welcoming Joe Kittinger, Art Thompson and Jon Clark – among others – back to his hometown, with special events like a tour of the Red Bull Stratos exhibit at the Hangar-7 aircraft museum and a day-trip to fantastic Alpine destinations. Felix even personally piloted an airborne tour of the region for Joe, Art and Jon in his helicopter. After more than five years of devoting themselves to the challenges of a supersonic dream, these hard-working experts have definitely earned some celebration!
When the jump was successful last October, the mission was still far from over: Felix has been on the road sharing his experiences with people all over, while the other team members have been sharing, too – analyzing the data and presenting the results to aerospace researchers. Even though they’ve had 12 months to reflect on the experience and what it meant to them, this celebration in Salzburg is a rare and wonderful occasion to come together as a group with Felix to look back and discuss their insights and emotions.
Felix and the team were able to relive that historic moment one year ago, and many others from the mission’s five-year development, during a special preview screening of the new documentary “Mission to the Edge of Space: The Inside Story of Red Bull Stratos.” Beginning Oct. 14, the one-year anniversary of the jump, the rest of us can watch this new documentary, too. It features lots of never-before-seen interviews with the team and all the ups and downs of the mission’s preparation and, eventually, success – including Felix’s own POV during freefall. This amazing film is available to watch for free, exclusively on web music service Rdio. Check out rdio.com/redbullstratos.
Congratulations, Felix and team!
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The team present their findings at the California Science Center, January 23 2013
The California Science Center was the perfect location for a special meeting of the Red Bull Stratos team on January 23, as they conducted a peer review of all the data they’ve been analyzing since Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic freefall.
Even though the mission’s skydiving consultant Luke Aikins joked that he would be “more comfortable skydiving at night with one arm tied behind my back” than giving a formal presentation, he and the entire team did themselves proud, and the audience of dignitaries – including NASA astronauts, U.S. Air Force officers, and representatives from commercial aerospace companies such as Virgin Galactic, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX, XCOR, Sierra Nevada Corporation and more – were obviously excited to be the first to learn the findings.
Some of the most anticipated info came from the physiologic monitor Felix wore under his suit. How fast did his spin get? 60 rpm. (Still totally in the safe zone!). Then there were the weather extremes, with temps as low as minus 95 F. The team shared updates to Felix’s history-making stats, too, including the announcement that he went even faster than originally believed, definitely reaching Mach 1.25.
It was a fascinating day and an emotional one, with a long, spontaneous standing ovation for Felix’s mentor Joe Kittinger and a heartfelt moment when technical project director Art Thompson misted up in thanking the mission “family.” Even the mid-afternoon break was memorable as everyone took a moment to visit Space Shuttle Endeavour.
Want to read what the experts learned? Check out a report on the findings and keep your eye on this site for further updates.
Tags: Felix Baumgartner, joe kittinger, space, space dive, california space center, endeavour, Red Bull Stratos, Stratosphere
Happy New Year! The team celebrates on an Air Boat the last day of the year in Florida with Col. Joe Kittinger
Happy New Year! Art Thompson, Sherry & Col. Joe Kittinger
Your Red Bull Stratos communications & photography team with Art Thompson
The Red Bull Stratos communications team in Roswell, NM
The Gas Master Travis Moore with RBS blogger Natasha Stenbock in Roswell, NM
The team at Hangar 7 in Austria
Off roading with Mike Todd
Capsule crew chief Jon Wells
Engineer Gayle Seekins
Celebrating 2012 and looking ahead to 2013. Red Bull Stratos makes Sports Illustrated’s Picture of the Year. Thank you RBS fans for being a part of our team and loyally following our mission to 128,100 ft. 10-14-12 was a spectacular day! Happy New Year from all of us. Reach for the Stars!
If you are feeling nostalgic about the mission, here is a link to all the posts from the past year.
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