After flying to an altitude of 128,100 feet in a helium-filled balloon, the daredevil completed a record-breaking jump from the edge of space.
Felix reached a top speed of 833 mph through the near vacuum of the stratosphere before being slowed by our atmosphere later during his 4:20-long free-fall.
The 43-year-old Austrian also broke two other world records – highest free-fall and highest manned balloon flight – leaving the one for the longest free-fall to project mentor Col. Joe Kittinger.
Baumgartner had performed several test jumps before yesterday’s successful effort.
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- Baumgartner Begins Ascent on Supersonic Dive (newser.com)
- Felix Baumgartner Completes Record-Setting Jump (huffingtonpost.com)
- Felix Baumgartner to Attempt Supersonic Jump from 120,000 Feet (laughingsquid.com)
- Felix Baumgartner to attempt world’s first supersonic free fall tomorrow (theverge.com)