A Jump from Space!

World Record:128,097 ft 39.044 m Felix Baumgartner made history Sunday when he jumped from a space capsule 128,097 feet above the Earth and free fell at Mach 1.24 (834 mph). Baumgartner became the first person to break the sound barrier in free fall before landing safely in the New Mexico desert. The 43-year-old Austrian pilot and skydiver broke two other records Sunday: the highest free fall and highest manned balloon flight. Red Bull Stratos 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters - today no Start abgebrochen - The next weather window for Felix Baumgartner and Red Bull Stratos opens on Sunday Oct 14 - 6AM MDT/12PM GMT Sunday October 14th Amazing feats like this jut leave us speechless.
What do you think makes acts like this possible?

Watch this video that explains which explains the atmospheric layers surrounding Earth and the challenges Felix Baumgartner will face as he attempts to jump from 120,000 feet. 

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