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These videos both involve a balloon rising to the edge of space with cameras pointing back at Earth. One project was very high budget. The other decidedly low. Yet they each provide a new perspective. First, we have a deeper look at the “space dive” by People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year Felix Baumgartner—who was…

By Tetsuhiko Endo; Photograph by Luke Aikins/Red Bull PhotofilesFelix Baumgartner’s attempt to break Joe Kittinger’s 50-year-old record for the highest successful skydive has hit what could prove to be a terminal snag today, as his sponsors, Red Bull have issued a statement calling an immediate halt to the Red Bull Stratos program. The announcement comes…

By Tetsuhiko Endo; Photograph by Luke Aikins/Red Bull Photofiles See more daring adventurers in our photo gallery >> Felix Baumgartner loves going to high places and jumping off. Whether it’s airplanes, or cliffs, or the top of the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, the 41-year-old Austrian has thrown himself off of it…

Text by Alyson Sheppard Felix Baumgartner has already set free-falling records in this atmosphere—highest B.A.S.E. jump from a building, lowest B.A.S.E. jump—so now he’s taking his parachutes into the stratosphere. Later this year, the 41-year-old Austrian will ride in a pressurized capsule attached to a helium balloon 120,000 feet above the Earth. And then he’ll…