Congratulations Felix Baumgartner! That was an amazing jump. We all held our breath for about 4mn. Great performance. Felix Baumgartner, Austrian skydiver, base jumper and adventurer finally executed his jump with the Redbull Stratos team. After 2 hours in a capsule, he reached the altitude of 120,000 ft, or 39km and after a brief procedure, came steps outside of the capsule, at the edge of space. This must have felt very empowering but frightening as well. Ground control team mate Joe Kittinger could reassure Felix as Joe did a similar jump in the 60s, from about 102,000 ft. The objective there was to go higher in order to go faster and break the sound barrier. Mission accomplished, as Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier establishing a new world record for the fastest free fall jump at 1341,90 kmh, the highest altitude for a jump, and the highest altitude reached by man in a balloon. The date of the jump coincided with the 65th anniversary of Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier in an airplane. That was a well chosen date, and again, an amazing performance.

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