What A Ride! Felix Baumgartner Free Falls 24 Miles from the Edge of Space, Breaks the Sound Barrier

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Felix Baumgartner may, arguably, be one of the bravest men on earth at this moment in human history. Below is the utterly staggering jaw dropping video recording of his jump from 24 miles high at the edge of space back to earth. Just incredible!

Cited from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/us/felix-baumgartner-skydiving.html?_r=0

“The man, Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian daredevil, made the highest and fastest jump in history after ascending by a helium balloon to an altitude of 128,100 feet. As millions around the world experienced the vertiginous view from his capsule’s camera, which showed a round blue world surrounded by the black of space, he stepped off into the void and plummeted for more than four minutes, reaching a maximum speed measured at 833.9 miles per hour, or Mach 1.24.”

See also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19943590


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