World's Highest Skydive! Daredevil Makes Record-Breaking Supersonic Jump
by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer
Date: 14 October 2012 Time: 02:00 PM ET
|Felix Baumgartner makes the highest skydive ever Oct. 14, 2012. |
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An Austrian daredevil plummeted into the record books today (Oct. 14), breaking the mark for highest-ever skydive after leaping from a balloon more than 24 miles above Earth's surface.
Felix Baumgartner stepped into the void nearly 128,000 feet (39,000 meters) above southeastern New Mexico Sunday at just after 12 p.m. MT (2 p.m. ET, 1800 GMT), then landed safely on the desert floor about 20 minutes later. His harrowing plunge shattered the skydiving altitude record, which had stood for more than 50 years, and it notched a few other firsts as well.
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