Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic freefall from 39,045 meters

Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic freefall from 39,045 meters

After flying to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in a helium-filled balloon

Felix Baumgartner completed a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space,

exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane.

Felix reached a maximum of speed of 1,357.6 km/h or 843.6 mph(Mach 1.25) through the near vacuum of the stratosphere before being slowed by the atmosphere later during his 4:20 minute long freefall.

The 43-year-old Austrian skydiving expert also broke two other world records (highest freefall, highest manned balloon flight)

leaving the one for the longest freefall to project mentor Col. Joe Kittinger

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