Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fearless Felix's Fantastically Fast Freefall...

Austrian daredevil Fearless Felix Baumgartner jumped into the history books yesterday as he exited his capsule and became the first skydiver to break the sound barrier.
A giant balloon holding 30 million cubic feet of helium hoisted Felix up to an altitude of 128,097 feet, 39,044 metres above the earth and then, on the edge of space, he jumped, free falling for a little over four minutes at a speed of over 690mph or 1342kph.
The Flying Tortoise has never been that high.
Or that fast.
Even on a good day...

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  1. I cannot even begin to imagine being able to muster up the guts to do that.