In late June, Red Bull Stratos offered an update on the progress of the preparations. Among other recent accomplishments, Baumgartner had practiced stepping off from his capsule to see how it reacts to his movement and bungee-jumping in the pressurized suit from a crane basket 200 feet above the ground. "You wouldn't normally think of a bungee jump in terms of prepping for a high-altitude jump, but it gives Felix the sensation of what it's like to step off and try to control his forward rotation," Art Thompson, the mission's technical project director, said in a statement.
July 5, 2010 6:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Red Bull Stratos
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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