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“Born to Fly” reads the tattoo on Felix’s arm.
courtesy Red Bull Stratos, SOURCE

Space jump broadcast live

Posted: Oct 09, 2012 01:44 pm EDT

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(Newsdesk) Initial October 9th early morning lift-off time postponed due to the wind. Watch live Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s attempt to ascend in a helium balloon to an altitude of 120,000 ft / 36,576 m and jump out of his capsule becoming the first person to break the speed of sound (768 mph at sea level) during freefall: The skydiver already reached 536mph/863kph in training. To imagine the speed: compare to average flight speed for a commercial airliner at 500 mph. As for the altitude, the...

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