Felix Baumgartner’s Supersonic Freefall from over 128,000 feet – Mission Highlights!

After flying to an altitude of 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 barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered plane.

Felix reached a maximum of speed of 833mph (1,342.8 km/h) through the near vacuum of the stratosphere before being slowed by the atmosphere 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 Joe Kittinger.

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