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Red Bull's Insane 24 Mile Supersonic Stratos Space Jump Has Been A Success

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Red Bull's amazing 24 mile plus Stratos Space Jump just came to the exact conclusion that everyone wanted.

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Austrian Felix Baumgartner just touched down in Roswell, NM after going to the edge of space in a balloon and jumping out. Wow!

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In the process, Baumgartner broke three world records:

  • At 128,000 feet, this is the highest manned balloon flight.
  • It was also the highest human freefall ever recorded.
  • He unofficially achieved supersonic speed at 729 MPH, which is the fastest a human has ever traveled.


Here's a little photographic journey through the jump:

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Congratulations and kudos to Felix!

Photo Credit: Getty Images, YouTube

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Dan Reitman

Amazing achievement and congrats to Felix and his team. But i'm confused: isn't 729mph below Mach 1??