15 Oct 2012

Leaping To Success

He did it!

Last week, in Science, we were following the progress of Felix Baumgartner who earned his place in the history books on Sun Oct 14 after overcoming concerns with the power for his visor heater that impaired his vision and nearly jeopardized the mission.

Baumgartner reached an estimated speed of 1,342.8 km/h (Mach 1.24) jumping from the stratosphere which, when certified, will make him the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall and set several other records while delivering valuable data for future space exploration.

Watch his jump via You tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Oq2Xl7oiws