Fearless Felix's Supersonic Space Jump Is Still Awesome One Year Later

By Jesus Diaz on at

Today is the anniversary of brave Felix Baumgartner's space jump. His heart was racing at 185 beats per minute when he jumped from an altitude of 127,852 feet, then started to spin at 60 revolutions per minute. He kept spinning for 13 seconds after jumping, reaching a maximum vertical speed of Mach 1.25. An incredible feat, and still unrivalled a year later. Come on, guys -- jump to it.


 

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