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Felix Baumgartner Successful Space Jump had Scary Moment

Felix Baumgartner has made history yesterday. He jumped from 128,100feet and reached an estimated speed of 1.24 mach - supersonic! He survived to tell the story of the jump no human ever done before him.

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Felix Baumgartner Successful Space Jump had Scary Moment

Felix Baumgartner successfully completed the Red Bull Stratos mission. He jumped from 128,100ft and reached Mach 1.24. This speed is though still an estimate. The data needs to be analyzed before it becomes official that Felix Baumgartner is the first human to reach supersonic speed without a vehicle. The Austrian daredevil had though a scary moment during the free-fall that could have killed him.

He said: "The exit was perfect but then I started spinning slowly. I thought I’d just spin a few times and that would be that, but then I started to speed up. It was really brutal at times. I thought for a few seconds that I’d lose consciousness. I didn’t feel a sonic boom because I was so busy just trying to stabilize myself. We’ll have to wait and see if we really broke the sound barrier. It was really a lot harder than I thought it was going to be."

There was a also a small technical issue that almost cancelled the mission. His visor heater had power issues.

Felix Baumgartner for sure already broke two records: the highest freefall and highest manned balloon flight. Funny enough Joe Kittinger keeps the record of longest freefall. 

Below you can watch a video summary of the Felix Baumgartner Space Jump.


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Source: Digiday

Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
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Source: Digiday   Full article at: Digiday Apr 15 2014, 10:00pm CDT


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Record-setting capsule, pressure suit and parachute donated to the Smithsonian

Source: Art Daily

Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
The capsule from which Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner jumped to Earth Oct. 14, 2012, is joining the permanent collection of the National Air and Space Museum. The capsule is featured in the exhibit, “Red Bull Stratos: Mission to the Edge of Space,” which will be on display at the museum in Washington, D.C., from April 2 until May 26. At the conclusion of the exhibit, Baumgartner’s capsule, pressure suit and parachute will be housed at the museum’s Steven ...
Source: Art Daily   Full article at: Art Daily Apr 15 2014, 10:21am CDT

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Smithsonian Air and Space Museum will get pressurized capsule form record-setting skydive


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WASHINGTON (AP) - Supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner is bringing his pressurized balloon capsule from his record-setting jump to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. The museum is opening an exhibit Wednesday that includes the Red Bull Stratos capsule that took Baumgartner to the edge of space, and one of his pressure suits. The Austrian parachutist known as "Fearless Felix" reached a speed of more than 843 mph during his October 20 ...
Source:   Full article at: Apr 1 2014, 5:55am CDT

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The Guardian - 2012 In Review: An Interactive Guide To The Year That Was

Source: Free Internet Press

Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
Submitted by A.R. This is from The Guardian in the UK.   It's an interesting format.  After you click to view it, scroll down, and you can watch the year at the left, and read the articles.   It includes topics like Whitney Houston, the Greek financial bailout, Britian's Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee, the Egyptian election, the 2012 Olympics, the Arctic sea ice that was, Felix Baumgartne ...
Source: Free Internet Press   Full article at: Free Internet Press Dec 30 2012, 11:01am CST

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