WATCH: Man skydives from space


Over the weekend, Felix Baumgartner performed a record breaking skydive from the edge of space. He prepared for over five years to make the jump.

The stats for his jump are as follows:

  • Jump Height: 128,100 feet (24.26 miles; the Karman Line, which is usually used as the boundary between Earth and space, lies at 62 miles above sea level)
  • Time Free Falling: 4:20 minutes
  • Distance in Free Fall: 119,846 feet (22.7 miles)
  • Top Speed: Mach 1.24 (faster than the speed of sound)
  • Records:
        Highest jump
        Fastest ever free fall
        Highest manned balloon flight

“I can’t wait to watch that video with my son tonight.  We haven’t seen it yet,” Glenn told the radio audience. “I think this is a cross between Evel Knievel and Neil Armstrong.  I mean, there’s real science behind this and, you know, like his suit may be the new design for a spacesuit.  And, you know, there’s some real cool things that have happened.  It wasn’t just like jumping over 50 buses or whatever, which was kind of cool in and of itself.  But there’s something useful to this, as well as pioneering.  I mean, this is amazing.”

Check out the video below for more on the mission:


 

 

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Glad he made it alive and whole; a new set of records accomplished and scientific research obtained.

    When this had happened, the news in my city only mentioned about five seconds of the event, then stated emphatically ‘the movement of the shuttle into its new home is of much, much more historical significance than some adrenalin junkie setting a new record for his own profit.”

  • landofaahs

    Some people are driven by their passion. It is what separates the wheat from the chaff. I’ve taken chances before, but that one I could never attempt.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Remember he did not do this the government did it.

  • Draxx

    I wonder how many G’s he pulled when his chute deployed?

  • http://twitter.com/jerrdaddy Gerald Kountz

    Awesome! Just Awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/jerrdaddy Gerald Kountz

    Funny but your wrong, it wasn’t the Gov. it was Obama all mighty!

  • Anonymous

    Incredible.

  • monkeyboy fakir

    The email that directed me here had the info wrong Glenn, He ascended in a HELIUM balloon not a HOT AIR balloon! Who’s editing your mass emails? I hope it isn’t some dem fact-checker! Next we’ll learn that Bengazi was caused by some stupid youtube video!

  • http://twitter.com/jimaw63 Jim Walker

    “Gravity! It’s a harsh mistress!” The Tick

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephan.bruno Stephan JackofClubz Bruno

    Global warming deniers like Glenn should be banned from talking anything science. 

  • Anonymous

    Oh, Beck is a leech vampire trying to suck the life out of a real adventurer. All the while Glenn is at his Oval Office pretending to be president surrounded by boot lickers whom he pays to tell him he’s always right, who pamper him and always wait for him to say their ideas as if they were his own. You know, a sad non-team player who ratter be the star on top of everyone’s shoulders saying “I build this” than sharing an ounce of credit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andy-Drefs/702103885 Andy Drefs

    How cool that this took place on the anniversary of Chuck Yeager’s first supersonic flight 65 years ago.  Very cool.  Ooh-Rah!

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    Sorry for the interruption, testing.

  • http://twitter.com/MarishaBryson MarishaBryson

    @facebook-702103885:disqus I wonder how many G’s he pulled when his chute deployed? Love my job, since I’ve been bringing in $82h… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I’m making it online…..goo.gl/8QzeI

  • Anonymous