Back to Earth: Art Thompson, co-founder of Sage Cheshire Aerospace, sits in Stratos capsule.

Back to Earth: Art Thompson, co-founder of Sage Cheshire Aerospace, sits in Stratos capsule.

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner will enter the record books for his leap this month from Stratos, a capsule that lifted him 24 miles above the New Mexican desert, capturing world attention - but it took an Antelope Valley company to get him there.

The one-of-a-kind capsule, carried into space by a giant helium balloon, was built by Sage Cheshire Aerospace, a Lancaster aerospace company with expertise in metal and composites fabrication that also makes movie props such as the Batmobile...

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