Decatur, GA (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
On Sunday, Felix Baumgartner made a record-breaking jump. Under the Red Bull Stratos project, he skydived 24 miles above the ground at a speed faster than the sound, said a report from bbc.co.uk. Knowing about it, GreenBeanBuddy.com commented that the jump showed the 43-year-old's fearlessness and the technology's great advancement.
It was stated in the report that Baumgartner jumped from a capsule brought airborne by a balloon. He dived into the air from 24 miles or 128,100ft above the ground at a speed of 833.9mph or 1,342 km/h for more than four minutes. With that, he beat the speed of the sound, which travels at 768 mph or 1,236 km/h.
Baumgartner broke the record for the highest jump made by US Air Force Col Joe Kittinger at 102,800 ft in 1960. Nonetheless, that isn't official until the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) endorses it, the report said.
Felix Baumgartner's jump also provided valuable data for high-altitude parachute development and space vehicle emergency evacuation procedure, stated the researchers.
Here is an excerpt from the post Felix Baumgartner Skydives Beyond Sound Speed by GreenBeanBuddy.com.
“Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner just beat sound on Sunday. Particularly, he beat the sound's speed after skydiving 24 miles above the ground. But though it was only for more than four minutes, still it was a huge feat as he was the first to ever do it.
"A daredevil known for diving from skyscrapers, Felix thought of beating the record for the highest jump in 2005. After getting the needed support, the Red Bull Stratos project was conceived, which was named after the company that sponsored it. And on October 14, he did the record-breaking jump despite the several problems that occurred before the actual jump.”
According to entertainment and sports news website GreenBeanBuddy.com, Baugartner's record-breaking jump was indeed a big feat. After all, he was the first to beat the speed of the sound, it said. But more than that, the website stated that the jump displayed Baumgartner's fearlessness, and it showed the greatness that man could achieve with technology's help.
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