Olav Zipser introducing FreeFly Astronaut Project

Posted on 08. Nov, 2016 by in FreeFly Videos

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Loading...

Olav Zipser Chooses Interorbital Systems’ Rocket for World-Record Skydive Attempt

FreeFlyer Olav Zipser with new best friend: Interorbital’s SR145 Rocket
World-renowned skydiver Olav Zipser has chosen Mojave rocket manufacturer Interorbital Systems as the launch provider for his attempt to break Joe Kittinger’s 1960 high-altitude jump record. Zipser will forego the previous balloon-lift method used by the current record-holder, and instead will jump from an IOS SR 145 rocket. The launcher will propel Olav to an altitude of over 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) where he will eject from the launch vehicle and FreeFly back towards earth in what he intends to be the longest, fastest, and highest skydive in history: his FreeFly Astronaut Project.
“This initial record attempt will be the first of a whole program, culminating with a dive from above the Karman line (100km), from a real space altitude. This is not a stunt. This is a research mission. I created the sport of FreeFlying and have gathered a great deal of important data, but more work is required. That’s why committing to five rocket launches with IOS; these FreeFly events will happen at increasingly higher altitudes. This scientific data will be gathered to develop a safe return method that will benefit the entire aerospace industry—I can even see this as a new extreme sport with unlimited potential,” Zipser stated.
Olav leaves in two weeks for Russia, where he will attend the MAXS Air Show and begin a stay at Star City, for training and collaboration on the development of a supersonic spacesuit that can be used as an economical rescue/return alternative for astronauts and space tourists.

INTERORBITAL SYSTEMS (IOS)

“Interorbital Systems is very pleased to accept
Olav Zipser’s choice of our
NEPTUNE-Series rocket system as the
preferred method of ascent in his effort to
break the world altitude skydiving record, and to
amass a new collection of experimental data
on the rapid FreeFlying descent from the zones between
orbital EVAs and high altitude aircraft operations.

We look forward to launching Olav Zipser
on his “FreeFly Astronaut Program”
in the fourth quarter of 2012 .”
—Randa Milliron, CEO/CoFounder,
Interorbital Systems

Freeflying

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Freeflying is a skydiving discipline which began in 1990 when Olav Zipser began experimenting with non-traditional forms of body flight.

FreeFly Astronaut Project

Objective:
The goal of the FreeFly Astronaut Program is to improve the lives of mankindʼs first space pioneers.
The FreeFly Astronaut Program FFAP will help to create the capability to safely decent from the edge of space in case of an emergency.

Zipser will forego the previous balloon-lift method used by the current record-holder, and instead will jump from an IOS SR 145 rocket. The launcher will propel Olav to an altitude of over 40 kilometers (about 25 miles)—higher than any manned balloon can possibly go—where he will eject from the launch vehicle and FreeFly back towards earth
“This initial record attempt will be the first of a whole program, culminating with a dive from above the Karman line (100km), from a real space altitude. This is not a stunt. This is a research mission.

FreeFly Astronaut Project
“We believe that the data and scientific information you will gather in this planned series of increasingly higher altitude jumps will prove to have intrinsic value and will enhance the safety of future space pilots and tourists. It is our privilege and pleasure to work with you in this fascinating and most important project.”
Best from Mojave,
—Randa Milliron, CEO Co/Founder, Interorbital Systems
with Randa Relich Milliron, Nebojsa Stanojevic, Gian Carlo, Daniel Angulo, Olav Zipser and Alberto Winckelmann.

Comments are closed.