Felix Baumgartner’s Supersonic Freefall from 120,000 ft a Success
AFTER FLYING TO AN ALTITUDE OF 39,045 METERS (128,100 FEET) IN A HELIUM-FILLED BALLOON, FELIX BAUMGARTNER COMPLETED A RECORD BREAKING JUMP FROM THE EDGE OF SPACE, EXACTLY 65 YEARS AFTER CHUCK YEAGER FIRST BROKE THE SOUND.
Felix Baumgartner to Break Sound Barrier in Skydive From Stratosphere
Felix Baumgartner has already set free-falling records in this atmosphere—highest B.A.S.E. jump from a building, lowest B.A.S.E. jump—so now he’s taking his parachutes into the stratosphere. Later this year, the 41-year-old Austrian will ride in a pressurized capsule attached to…