Monday, October 15, 2012

Skydiver Breaks Speed of Sound in Historic Jump From Edge of Space

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LIVE VIDEO - Mission To The Edge of Space –  Preparing To Jump 10-14-12

LIVE VIDEO - Mission To The Edge of Space –  Jumping from Capsule 10-14-12

LIVE VIDEO - Mission To The Edge of Space –  Jumping From Capsule (2) 10-14-12

By Dugald McConnell, Josh Levs and Brian Todd

     (CNN) -- Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound -- at one point hitting Mach 1.24, according to a team official -- during his record-setting jump from 128,000 feet Sunday over southeastern New Mexico.

"He made it -- tears of joy from Mission Control," his support team said in a live feed.

Rising in a capsule attached to a huge helium balloon, Baumgartner got to 24 miles up then jumped, thereby setting the record for both the highest balloon ride and the highest jump ever.

According to Brian Utley, an official observer on the site, the Austrian man dubbed "Fearless Felix" at one point fell as fast as Mach 1.24, well above the speed of sound, with nothing but a space suit, helmet and parachute, his support team said. . . .

1 comment :

  1. Took off and landed near Roswell?
    At least he was a real human being, not one of the 'anthropomorphic dummies' that supposedly landed in summer 1947 (according to a USAF Report).


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