Daredevil Breaks World Record with 24-mile High Freefall Jump

Daredevil Breaks World Record with 24-mile High Freefall Jump

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Skydiving daredevil Felix BaumgartnerAs the whole world watched him via live streaming video, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner completed a record-breaking freefall from the edge of space Sunday morning.

He reached speeds of more than 600 mph during the 128,000-foot fall to earth.

Baumgartner broke the record for both the highest jump and the fastest jump in a freefall. On the ascent, he also broke the record for the highest manned balloon flight.

The jump was sponsored by Redbull which streamed the video here: www.redbullstratos.com

(READ the story in ESPN)


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