Latest Felix Baumgartner Stories
Google senior VP Alan Eustace has shattered Felix Baumgartner's skydiving record, jumping from over 130,000 feet and topping speeds of over 800 mph in a 4 1/2 minute freefall, various media outlets reported on Friday.
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Last October Felix Baumgartner made his awe-inspiring leap from 120,000 feet above Earth as he broke the sound barrier and shattered both world records and expectations.
A six-day, 2500-mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean in a cluster array of helium balloons was forced to end early due to technical problems, according to people associated with the adventure.
In October 2012, Felix Baumgartner jumped from a record-breaking 127,852 feet above the Earth's surface. Ahough this feat hasn't yet been matched by another man, it was by a teddy bear.
Official numbers are in from the Red Bull Stratos team's jump from the edge of space last year, and the results show Felix Baumgartner reached higher speeds than previously thought.
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