KSFX To Hold Viewing Party For Free-Falling Record
October 5, 2012 at 3:45 PM (PT)
THE RED BULL STRATOS PROJECT, where for the first time ever, a man while he lifted via a helium balloon to the edge of space -- an altitude of 120 feet -- and then jump to earth, will now be held on TUESDAY, OCT. 9th at 6a. near ROSWELL, NM. It was originally set for MONDAY, OCT.8th, but windy weather conditions prompted the delay of FELIX BAUMGARTNER’s jump.
Nevertheless, MAJESTIC COMMUNICATIONS Classic Rock KSFX/ROSELL, NM will hold a viewing party at GATEWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL AUDITORIUM in ROSWELL, as well as stream real-time videos of the event on its website.
Aviation pioneer BAUMGARTNER and the RED BULL STRATOS team have been preparing for years to break the highest-altitude jump record, eclipsing a mark set more than 52 years ago. The capsule, which weighs slightly more than a VW BEETLE, at approximately 1.315 kilograms, was damaged in landing of BAUMGARTNER’s final test jump from a near-record altitude of 29,610 meters. During the test jump, he recorded free-falling speeds of 864 kilometers per hour, which is as fast as a commercial airliner