An Australian BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner made a jump from a capsule, which was in the stratosphere at an altitude of 39 kilometers! This jump immediately became an Internet sensation - the online broadcast on YouTube was being watched by more than 8 million users. Felix broke the world record height of free fall. Did he overcome the speed of sound? It remains to be seen. Details, photos and videos in the continuation.
The launch of the was capsule postponed several times, and on October 14 it took almost 2.5 hours to climb to a height of 39,000 meters. As for the jump, while the free fall only lasted for 4 minutes and 19 seconds. It's now known that the speed of his free fall of the BASE jumper exceeded 1100 kilometers per hour.
Jump from the stratosphere:
Impressive CGI-clip from the Team Red Bull:
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