Felix Baumgartner just successfully performed the highest freefell ever.
At an elevation of 127,000 feet or so, Felix jumped out of capsule and dove to Earth from the edge of the stratosphere, reaching speeds of over 1000 km/h.
Things became tense as his heat plate in the helmet began to smoke, a problem that had plagued mission panel through almost the entire ascent.
Then, the parachute was deployed, and the world sighed a collective sigh of relief.
That was single-handedly the coolest thing I’ve ever seen, and millions of people will surely agree. If you missed that, you missed out: big time. This guy just did something incredibly astounding, that will have the world talking for some time.
Watching him dive off of that platform, executing a fantastic “bunnyhop” was simply magical.
Still waiting to find out if he broke the speed of sound as he had hoped. For now his feet are back on Earth and that must be quite a feeling.
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