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