A free-fall for the record books! Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner successfully performed a 24-mile jump on Sunday, breaking the sound barrier.
FOX News Radio’s Kerin McCue reports:
It took him more than two hours to go up, but only about five minutes to come down.
(Announcer) “There’s the release, and there’s the applause. A successful ride.”
Courtesy “Red Bull Stratos”.
Austrian extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner was hauled aloft in a pressurized capsule by a 55-story helium balloon to an altitude of 24 miles!
Then, looking more like an astronaut than a skydiver, he leaped out of the door and into the stratosphere, free falling at a speed of at or near 690 miles-per-hour. He activated his parachute, right on cue, at 5,000 feet where he then drifted back down to the New Mexico desert, falling to his knees while raising his hands in triumph.
Kerin McCue, FOX News Radio.
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