How Far Away From Actual Space Was Felix's "Space Jump"?

By Sam Gibbs on at

Felix Baumgartner's epic skydive was described the world over as a "space jump". At 23-miles up, you'd think he was pretty close to space, but apparently not. He was very, very far away from space indeed.

If you were to count the lowest possible Earth orbit as the start of space, which would be logical, Felix was about 76 miles short. That's not to say he wasn't very, very high, though, in fact he was over three times higher than most of man's flying and weather activity; impressive indeed.

Have a look at this awesome infographic from PopSci's Emily Elert to really get a feel for just how low Felix reached, compared to the ISS at least. [PopSci via io9]

Thanks Darrell!

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