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!