The great plunge

Published on 16 October 2012 at 13:52

“Felix Baumgartner raises the bar and tries an even more impressive dive:”

Austrian Felix Baumgarner, 43, became the first man to break the sound barrier in free fall this October 14. He jumped from a capsule suspended by balloon at 39km above the Earth’s surface and landed in the desert of New Mexico, after a 4 min 20 sec drop.

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