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[Felix Baumgartner] “Start the cameras and our guardian angel will take care of you…”

After flying to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed a record breaking jump from the edge of space.

Exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane Felix reached a maximum of speed of 1,342.8 km/h (833mph) through the near vacuum of the stratosphere before being slowed by the atmosphere later during his 4:20 minute long freefall.

The 43-year-old Austrian skydiving expert also broke two other world records (highest freefall and highest manned balloon flight), leaving the one for the longest freefall to project mentor Col. Joe Kittinger.

Get all the information on this spectacular jump at the RedBull Stratos website.


Just For Fun Update:

Check out this awesome re-creation of Felix’s freefall jump via none other than LEGOs…

Summary and video via YouTube | LEGO video via Stratos Jump

Image Source | http://www.redbullstratos.com

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