[Video] Stratos Jumper Breaks Speed of Sound
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound as he made an unprecedented jump from the edge of outer space.
Felix made the jump using only a space suit, helmet and parachute. Before he jumped, he went through a massive checklist while his family watched from the control room in Roswell, New Mexico.
The mission, called Stratos, was sponsored by RedBull and used a helium-filled balloon to carry Felix 24 miles up into the stratosphere (around 128,000 feet) where he made the jump.
Felix was in free-fall for over 4 min and reached speeds of up to 729 mph.
Felix first attempted to launch last Tuesday from Roswell, New Mexico — but aborted the mission, due to weather conditions.
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