Monday, October 15, 2012

Felix Baumgartner Supersonic Freefall Official Video Highlights

Felix Baumgartner is probably the most famous man on Earth right now after the 43-year-old Austrian made a freefall stunt from the edge of the Earth.

Baumgartner is now the first human being to actually travel faster than the speed of sound without the help of an aircraft.

He jumped approximately 24 miles from the ground, that's way up in the stratosphere where the view of the Earth almost looks like you're in outer space.

According to the National Aeronautic Association, Baumgartner reached Mach 1.24 or 833.9 miles per hour during his 4-minute, 20 second free fall. Approximately six minutes after that, he safely landed back on Earth with a parachute in Roswell, N.M.

With this achievement, Felix Baumgartner now holds the record for the highest jump from a platform, the longest free fall without a drogue parachute and the highest vertical velocity achieved by a man.

The project, initiated by and entitled, Red Bull Stratos, is a mission that seeks to advance scientific discoveries in aerospace for the benefit of mankind.

Watch the official Felix Baumgartner Supersonic Freefall video highlights below: