Sunday, October 14, 2012

Felix Baumgartner Space Jump Live Amazing

Felix Baumgartner stepped out of the space capsule an astonishing 128,097 feet, or 24.26 miles above earth, about three times the cruising altitude of jetliners. The skydiver plummeted for 4:22 seconds, but it seemed an eternity, because his faceplate was fogging up on the way down as he fell through harsh atmospheric conditions at a dizzying speed. 

At 48 seconds into his jump he reached a speed estimated near 729 mph, a new record for a skydiver, but it's still unclear whether he officially broke thesound barrier. (The Red Bull Stratos team is now reporting his unofficial speed at 706 mph., yet the official speed is TBD.) 




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