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Space Jump Video Documents Longest Human Freefall

Credit: Red Bull Stratos

Space diver, Felix Baumgartner, made a historic leap into the record books in October of last year.

Ballooning to the edge of space, Baumgartner jumped from his free-flying perch and became the first human to break the speed of sound in freefall with a top speed of 843.6 mph or Mach 1.25.

That record was achieved as the space diver fell from a distance of 127,852 feet above the Earth – the longest distance freefall in history.

As part of a new documentary “Mission to the Edge of Space: The Inside Story of Red Bull Stratos” a fascinating youtube video is now available that puts you in the space diver’s seat!

Warning: Do not try this at home!

To view the Red Bull Stratos FULL POV – Multi-Angle + Mission Data go to:

By Leonard David


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