Jumping From Space!
#6 in a series of videos featured by the Aviation Trail Parachute Museum
Red Bull Stratos Project space dive 2012 presented by BBC Studios
Presented by BBC Studios
In 2012 Austrian Felix Baumgartner successfully broke Joe Kittinger's record for the world’s highest parachute jump that was set in 1960 (see video #3 in the Parachute Museum Theater series). Baumgartner dropped from an unofficial altitude of 128,000 feet - about 1.5 miles higher than expected. In the process, he also became the first skydiver to exceed the speed of sound - 833.9 mph while in freefall (Mach 1.24 - the first supersonic skydive). He and the Stratos Red Bull team broke three more records: Highest manned balloon flight, 128,000 feet; greatest freefall distance, 119,846 feet; fastest mechanically unaided speed, 833.9 mph. Joe Kittinger, whose record was broken, is the one in mission control communicating with Baumgartner in this dramatic video.
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The Aviation Trail Parachute Museum
16 South Williams Street
Dayton, OH 45402
The Aviation Trail Parachute Museum is Site #1b on the Aviation Trail