Felix Baumgartner's supersonic jump a spectacular success10/14/2012
Other than a visor that fogged up briefly, it couldn't have been smoother sailing for Felix Baumgartner. The Austrian daredevil smashed the record for the highest skydive with a supersonic base jump from more than 24 miles above the Earth. The door of his capsule finally opened 2 1/2 hours into his balloon flight on the Red Bull Stratos mission, and after a glitch-free 4-minute, 22-second free fall, Baumgartner's parachute opened and floated him to the ground near mission control in Roswell, N.M. He reached a top speed of 833 mph on the descent, and upon landing he dropped to his knees and thrust his fists into the air. The exhilarating spectacle lasted nine minutes, but those who viewed it will remember it a good deal longer. [Source]
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