Monday, March 19, 2012

First step towards the human super sonic jump

A few days ago Felix Baumgartner jumped from 71,581 ft. That's 13.6 MILES up! Only a handful of people have every jumped from that altitude where you can start to see the curvature of the earth. At that altitude you HAVE to have a pressure suit on (unless of course you feel like having your blood boil and all that of that happy stuff).

My favorite statistic from this jump: His freefall speed was estimated at 364 mph(!!!)

New York Times articles HERE

Red Bull Stratos article HERE and a tour of mission control HERE

And, again, the main site HERE

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