Sunday, October 14, 2012

Felix Baumgartner Succeeds From In His FreeFall From The Edge Of Space

Earlier today Felix Baumgartner skydived from over 120,000 feet above the ground. The whole event was streamed live over at youtube and over 7 million people were watching it. It took about 2 hours for the capsule to reach 120,000 feet and after that the stepped out of the capsule and performed his freefall jump which lasted more than 4 minutes and then he landed down safetly. Currently he is said to have reached an estimated speed of 1342.8 KM/H (MACH 1.24), but this value is not yet certified yet but when certified he will be the first man in the world to break the speed of sound during freefall. He also achieved 2 other records in this freefall attempt. With this freefall from the edge of space Felix has produced valuable data for future space exploration missions.

"Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you are." Felix Baumgartner

Source: RedBullStratos 
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