Sunday, October 14, 2012

Felix Baumgartner Breaks The World Record For Highest Jump (27,000+ feet) And Becomes The First Person to Break The Sound Barrier With no Mechanical Propulsion

Felix's record breaking jump came 65 years to the day after Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier.

Video embedded below.

"He did it! That crazy awesome Felix Baumgartner jumped off the edge of the space, from 127,000 feet of altitude all the way back down to Earth, breaking some world records and getting vital information for NASA in the process. Watch as he jumps out of the capsule. It's a frightening, adrenaline-fueled, historic moment.

Update: It's official, Felix is now the first man on the planet to break the speed of sound with no mechanical propulsion—just him and Earth's gravity.

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