Thermal imagery of RedBull Stratos adventure

Yet another application of thermal imagery: RedBull Stratos

Humans are always pushing the edge, and the RedBull Stratos adventure is another fantastic example.

Today, Felix Baumgartner broke many records including the world’s highest and fastest free fall, as well as the highest ever balloon flight. Interestingly, as part of pushing the ‘edge’ its great to see yet another application of thermal imagery. In-fact, thermal imagery was essential in tracking Felix as he fell from a staggering 39km and landed near Roswell, New Mexico.

Here are some images of the adventure:

The jump!

The jump!

Thermal image of free fall

Thermal image of free fall

Chute deployed

Chute deployed

Starting to stabilise

Starting to stabilise

Landed! Great job Felix!

Landed! Great job Felix!