Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner breaks the ‘Speed of Sound’ with astonishing parachute jump from 128,000 feet above the earth. That’s 24 miles above the earth.
His successful jump, whereby he broke the speed of sound by traveling 833mph (Mach 1.24), came on the 64th anniversary of American Chuck Yeager breaking the ‘Speed of Sound’ in an airplane.
Felix did it with his BODY!
Baumgartner said looking down upon the earth, “I know the whole world is watching right now and I wish the world could see what I can see. Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are.”
Baumgartner used a ballon to loft him the 128,000 feet above the earth. The ballon carried a capsule that Baumgartner was riding in. Upon reaching the preferred distance, Baumgartner exited the capsule and shortly after jumped in a free fall towards the earth whereby he reached the speed of 833mph before pulling for his chute 4 min 20 seconds in.
He eventually landed safely on his feet in Roswell, New Mexico (ALIENS!)