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Red Bull Supersonic Free Fall From Edge of Space

By FizziksGuy, 04/23/2013
[color=rgb(51,51,51)][font=arial][size=3]After flying to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space, exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane. Felix reached a maximum of speed of 1,357.6 km/h or 843.6 mph(Mach 1.25) through the near vacuum of the stratosphere before being slowed by the atmosphere later during his [/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHtvDA0W34I#"]4:20[/url][color=rgb(51,51,51)][font=arial][size=3] 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 Col. Joe Kittinger.[/size][/font][/color]

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