We are very excited to be a part of this project; there are so many great stories among the people working on this mission; with Red Bull Stratos, we are writing another one, said Art Thompson co-founder of Sage Cheshire Aerospace.
Lancaster, CA (PRWEB) March 5, 2010
Aerospace Composites and Design company, Sage Cheshire Aerospace and Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner, along with Red Bull, are set to make history by going on a mission to the edge of space through the Red Bull Stratos Project.
It all started in 2005 when Baumgartner called Thompson and asked him to collaborate on a mission now known as Red Bull Stratos. The project requires Baumgartner to skydive from a height of 120,000 feet using a high altitude balloon and protected only by a pressure suit, and break the sound barrier with his body, a feat never achieved before by any human. That altitude is almost four times the altitude cruised by commercial airplanes.
“We are very excited to be a part of this project; there are so many great stories among the people working on this mission; with Red Bull Stratos, we are writing another one.” Sage Cheshire Aerospace co-founder Art Thompson said.
Sage Cheshire is a team composed of highly qualified Engineers and Fabrication Specialists with more than 40 years of experience in the aerospace industry. They are more than capable of providing design, engineering, analysis, fabrication, prototype development, and off-sight testing for aircrafts and aerospace companies.
Thompson said, Sage Cheshire is the Prime contractor overseeing all major aspects of the project especially the technical phases of development. The company is more than ready to take on the challenge considering its background in providing a wide range of services to various major companies in the development of many types of aircrafts from commercial, bombers, fighters, cargo, UAV, and high altitude aircrafts.
This experience will be very useful since Sage Cheshire will not only design and fabricate the pressure capsule but will also provide life support systems for Baumgartner. By attempting to break the speed of sound unassisted, Baumgartner and Sage Cheshire will make history by expanding the boundaries of human flight and private space programs.
The success of the project will make Baumgartner, with the aid of Sage Cheshire Aerospace, the first human in world history, to exceed the fastest freefall at over 690 miles per hour, to top the current fastest freefall record of 614 miles per hour, by Joe Kittinger. It will set the altitude record for freefall and the altitude record for manned balloon flight at a minimum of 120,000 feet.
When all this is achieved, Baumgartner will also set the record for the longest freefall at an estimated 5 minutes and 35 seconds, while moving faster than the speed of sound.