Attempt to Break Free-Fall Record Halted by Lawsuit

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Baumgartner, left with Joe Kittinger. Credit: Red Bull Stratos

An attempt to reach [supersonic][3] speeds during freefall has hit a snag as a promoter who says the stunt was originally his idea has filed a lawsuit against the Red Bull Stratos team. Daniel Hogan claims he pitched the idea of breaking a 50-year old freefall record to Red Bull in 2004, and that Red Bull said they weren’t interested, but later, the company went forward with the idea. Hogan has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the energy drink company, prompting Red Bull to stand down with the record-breaking attempt until the issue can be resolved.

Red Bull issued this statement today: (…) Read the rest of [Attempt to Break Free-Fall Record Halted by Lawsuit][4] (542 words)

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