26 Oct 2012 04:32
A heartwarming welcome for the Red Bull Stratos Team
The crowd goes wild at Red Bull HQ near Salzburg, Austria
Mike Todd, life support engineer, enjoys photo ops with the Austrian Red Bull team.
Art Thompson points out the Red Bull Stratos star at Scalaria, Wolfgangsee
Celebrating Roberta Thompson's birthday at Scalaria, Wolfgangsee
Mike Jacobs and Jon Wells have some video game fun at Hangar 7
Gayle Seekins and Jason get a kick out of Hangar 7
Dr. Jon Clark gets a closer look at Red Bull's P-38 Lightning
Joe Kittinger and the Red Bull gang finish a beautiful flight over the Alps
Exciting day for the science team as Salzburg’s biggest fans show their support and gratitude for the successful launch and record breaking supersonic jump.
Here’s the wrap up from Austria: First stop - Hangar 7 in Salzburg, Austria. This was the eye candy of the trip. Imagine being a chocolate addict in a chocolate factory, all senses were stimulated to the max. Red Bull pilots at Hangar 7 invited Joe Kittinger to fly the entire Red Bull Stratos team in a DC-6. It was a wild ride carving around the Alps in Austria. Back at the hangar Mike Jacobs and Capsule Crew Chief Jon Wells found their 2nd love for video games and Dr. Jon Clark stood in awe of the Red Bull P-38 Lightning. Later in the day the entire crew was treated to a lovely meal and beautiful scenery at Scalaria at Wolfgangsee just in time for Roberta Thompson to get a birthday cake topped with a mini fireworks spectacle. Finally the team received the grandest entrance applause at Red Bull headquarters in Fuschl am See. The Stratos team was truly overwhelmed with joy by the show of support.
Tags: Austria, Red Bull Stratos, Salzburg, Hangar 7