World skydiver felix baumgartner lands after record breaking jump of 128,100 feet

Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian daredevil, made the highest and fastest jump in history after ascending by a helium balloon to an altitude of 128,100 feet above the Earth’s surface.  he stepped off into the void and plummeted for more than four minutes, reaching a maximum speed measured at 833.9 miles per hour, or Mach 1.24.

He broke altitude and speed records set half a century ago by Joe Kittinger, now 84, a retired Air Force colonel whose reassuring voice from mission control guided Mr Baumgartner through tense moments.

Just before he jumped, looking at the view of Earth below, Baumgartner said, “Sometimes you have to go really high to see how small you are.” He then dove feetfirst from the edge of the capsule.

 

Official Video of  felix baumgartner jump

 

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