Felix Baumgartner teamed up with Red Bull to create “Red Bull Stratos” – a mission with the goal to break the record for the world’s highest skydive, dubbed the “space jump”. Though unable to get to that point quite yet, Felix has taken been working his way up toward the incredible feat.
Yesterday he jumped out of a custom-built capsule at 96,640 feet. He hit a top speed of 536 mph and fell for a total of 3 minutes and 48 seconds. He broke a total of 4 records and is still planning to attempt a jump at 125,000 feet in the coming months. The video filmed to promote the project, though edited to add a nice cinematic feel to the adventure, definitely shows that Baumgartner does not take this challenge lightly:
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