October 14, 2012
Today in history, Australia’s very own free fall exhibitionist, Felix Baumgarter, did the unthinkable and traveled up a pressure capsule to the edge of the world and jumped off. His helium balloon traveled an amazing 128,100 feet off the surface and into the stratosphere. It didn’t take him long to hit speeds of over 600 mph while in free fall for about 4 minutes. No wind. No sound. Just pure speed. So much speed, apparently, that he was traveling faster the speed of sound, making him the only man ever to reach that. Talk about pushing your limits!
For video footage from his crew, catch it on the link.
-KC

Today in history, Australia’s very own free fall exhibitionist, Felix Baumgarter, did the unthinkable and traveled up a pressure capsule to the edge of the world and jumped off. His helium balloon traveled an amazing 128,100 feet off the surface and into the stratosphere. It didn’t take him long to hit speeds of over 600 mph while in free fall for about 4 minutes. No wind. No sound. Just pure speed. So much speed, apparently, that he was traveling faster the speed of sound, making him the only man ever to reach that. Talk about pushing your limits!

For video footage from his crew, catch it on the link.

-KC