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Friday, December 19, 2014

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner makes record freefall jump (Video)

Crazy Felix Baumgartner set a world record by jumping from 128,097 above the Earth and breaking the sound barrier in a freefall over New Mexico on Sunday. The daredevil feat was sponsored by Red Bull and aired live online where an approximately 8 million people watched him jump from the stratosphere to Earth — a distance of about 24 miles.

Here are some of the crazy stats from the jump:

Altitude reached: 128,097

Total time from jump to landing: 9 min. 3 seconds

Freefall duration: 4 min. 19 seconds

Speed: 1137 km per hour

You can read more about all the technology used for the trip — including his pressurized suit and the stratospheric balloon — at the Red Bull Stratos site.

Below is full video of the jump:


Red Bull Stratos Replay by Spi0n



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