Monday, October 15, 2012

Flying Man Felix Baumgartner


This is truly amazing! Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier after jumping out of a balloon at the edge of the atmosphere. I don't see how he survived. It's really cool that he jumped over Roswell, New Mexico - home of the infamous "Roswell UFO Crash" and the "Extraterrestrial Highway."

My son thinks this will make a great Red Bull commercial, too, LOL.


Huffington Post Story:
ROSWELL, N.M. -- Officials say that Felix Baumgartner has become the first skydiver to break the speed of sound.
At a news conference, Brian Utley of the International Federation of Sports Aviation said Baumgartner reached a maximum speed of 833.9 mph during his jump Sunday over the New Mexico desert.
That amounts to Mach 1.24, which is faster than the speed of sound. No one has ever reached that speed wearing only a high-tech suit.
Baumgartner says that traveling faster than sound is "hard to describe because you don't feel it." With no reference points, "you don't know how fast you travel."

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