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Felix Baumgartner Jumps from 127,000 Feet – This is Just Fun

14 Oct

And from above Roswell, New Mexico.    Fitting.

It’s done.  He’s OK.

Juevos the size of mountains.

http://gizmodo.com/5951563/first-human-supersonic-space-jump-live-coverage

Space Jump Live Coverage: SUCCESS!

Space Jump Live Coverage: SUCCESS! Space Jump Live Coverage: SUCCESS! Total success. After many delays, Felix did it. He reached the highest altitude ever reached by any man in a balloon, more than 127,000 feet. He then jumped and fell faster than any man, breaking Mach 1 (it’s unofficial for now, they have to confirm it).

A little update:

Felix Baumgartner hit Mach 1.24, or 833.9 mph, according to preliminary data, and became the first man to reach supersonic speed without traveling in a jet or a spacecraft after hopping out of a capsule that had reached an altitude of 128,100 feet above the Earth.

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2 Comments

Posted by on October 14, 2012 in Environment, Science, Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Felix Baumgartner Jumps from 127,000 Feet – This is Just Fun

  1. toph

    October 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    that is just totally insane … in a completely cool way

     
  2. h2dog

    October 14, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Pretty f-ing amazing isn’t it.
    I get nervous standing on the sidewalk, looking over the edge of the curb to the street.
    127,000 ft. Over 700 mph free fall.
    My God.

     

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