Fearless Felix

A 43-year old Austrian man, Felix Baumgartner, jumped out of a capsule attached to a giant helium balloon from a height of about 24 miles (39 km) on October 14. His freefall lasted 4 minutes and 20 seconds, before he opened his parachute. He reached a maximum velocity of about 834mph (1,343 kmph), which is faster than the speed of sound. Felix broke a few records including the highest free fall ever and the first person to break the speed of sound while free falling. He is nicknamed “Fearless Felix”. You can watch the video here.

 

 

Image Credits: Red Bull Stratos for Felix image