Next Talk

24 April 2024

Dr. C. Gresham Bayne, MD                                

Topic: The inside story on the STRATOS jump, which set three world records, and the applicability of lessons learned to treatment of major trauma victims.

Felix Baumgartner departs STRATOS. Source: Red Bull /STRATOS


On 22 February 2013, the FAI announced that Felix Baumgartner had broken the following three world records during his jump from the balloon-borne STRATOS capsule on 14 October 2012.

• Exit altitude: 38.97 km (24.21 mi / 127,852 ft)

• Maximum vertical speed: 1,358 kph (844 mph, SUPERSONIC!)

• Vertical distance of freefall: 36.40 km (22.62 mi / 119,431 ft)

Emergency medical treatment techniques developed in connection with this project have been applied in the emergency treatment of major trauma victims.

Speaker bio: A detailed bio for Dr. Bayne is available here.

Venue: Southwestern Yacht Club, 2702 Quanthrough Street, San Diego, CA 92106

Time: Doors to the meeting room open at 11:00 am.

Luncheon meeting at Southwestern Yacht Club