The Red Bull Stratos mission control has announced that, after Tuesday's aborted supersonic space jump, the next launch is scheduled for Sunday, October 14 at 8:30am EDT. We will cover the Roswell event live.
In the meantime, I made this simulation showing how big the Red Bull Stratos balloon is compared to the Statue of Liberty. Pretty damn impressive.
Yes, it's impressive. After all, it is the biggest balloon ever made: 334.82 feet (102.05 metres) tall! That's as much as a 55-story high building and taller than the Statue of Liberty, which is 305 feet including the base and the pedestal.
Felix's balloon can hold 30 million cubit foot (843,497 cubic metres) of helium gas.
Compare that to Kittinger's Excelsior III balloon, the one used in the current world record: 186 feet (56 metres) tall and a capacity of 3 million cubic feet (84,950 cubic metres).