October 15, 2012

Felix’s Big Leap


Julian: Here is Austrian Skydiver Felix Baumgartner diving from the edge of space.

Fearless Felix took off from his helium-filled balloon at 127 thousand feet – or 24 miles – yesterday, breaking the record for the highest skydive.

His free fall lasted an estimated four minutes and twenty-two seconds, where he hit speeds of more than 800 miles per hour – faster than the speed of sound.

The previous record for the highest jump was set in 1960 at more than 102 thousand feet.

Fearless Felix also broke a record on social media, with 8 million watching live on YouTube.


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