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)
- 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: