Sunday, October 14, 2012

Congrats Felix Baumgartner! We humans are proud of you, bro

From the link:

This is so inspiring !!! This event shows that there is no limit to ambition. That you can incrementally keep bettering yourself and do more. That there are always opportunities out there - if you seek them, and work on fulfilling them. That greatness does not have to come through bureaucracy alone - it can come through personal enterprise. Salute to you, Felix!

Felix Baumgartner

The mission took place on 14 October 2012 when Baumgartner landed in eastern New Mexico after jumping from a world record 128,097 feet, over 24 miles (39 km). On the basis of provisional data, Baumgartner also set the record for the highest manned balloon flight at 39.045 kilometres (24.261 mi) and fastest speed of free fall at 1,342 kilometres per hour (834 mph) making him the first human to break the sound barrier outside of a vehicle. Baumgartner was in free fall for 4 minutes, 19 seconds, just 17 seconds shy of his mentor Joseph Kittinger's 4 minutes, 36 second record from 1960.

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