The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2013 held this year at Hong Island in Thailand’s Krabi Province. Russian Artem Silchenko is the new Red Bull Cliff Diving champion. Image © Dean TremlRed Bull Cliff Diving
The winners of the 2013 third annual Red Bull Illume largest Sports Photography contest, from 7,000 participants, at a ceremony in Hong Kong. Overall Winner: Lorenz Holder, Germany. His winning snap showed Xaver Hoffmann, a professional snowboarder, midair against a gigantic satellite dish near the border of Germany and Austria.
Today Felix Baumgartner become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall, with 1,24 Mach – 843 mph. He made the historic Jump, the skydiving, from Red Bull Stratos stratospheric balloon’s capsule, from the record breaking altitude of 128,100feet – 39,045km.
Back on October 14th, 1947, as today, the X1 aircraft, piloted by Air Force Captain Charles “Chuck” Yeager, succeeded the first manned supersonic flight. See the more for the X-1 aircraft.
In this image you can see Felix Baumgartner’s Red Bull Stratos Balloon compared to the Statue of Liberty, that will take him up to 120,000 feet height above the Earth, for the record braking Supersonic Jump. Image credit: Gizmodo/Red Bull Stratos
The Jump has been postponed for Sunday 14th.