How Red Bull’s ‘high performance group’ plumbs the limits of human potential

by Shareen Pathak
An applied biomechanics engineer, an ecologist and a spiritual advisor walk into a global marketing brand. It sounds like the setup to a joke, but it’s a reality inside the Red Bull “High Performance Group.” The group, headed by consultant Andy Walshe, works with Red Bull’s community of athletes and scientists to figure out what he calls “the limits of human performance,” a c ...Read the full article

Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k' - Mission Highlights

For more adventure visit http://win.gs/1graqDm Song: http://smarturl.it/tafreespacedout After flying to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space, exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane. Felix reached a maximum of speed of 1,357.6 km/h or 843.6 mph(Mach 1.25) through the near vacuum of the stratosphere before being slowed by the atmosphere later during his 4:20 minute long freefall. The 43-year-old Austrian skydiving expert also broke two other world records (highest freefall, highest manned balloon flight), leaving the one for the longest freefall to project mentor Col. Joe Kittinger. Watch the Full Recap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOoHArAzdug http://www.redbullstratos.com ___________________________________________________________ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and YouTube exclusive series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high. Red Bull on Facebook: http://win.gs/redbullfb Red Bull on Twitter: http://win.gs/redbulltwitter Subscribe to Red Bull on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=redbull