See also the full video recording of Felix’s free fall under “recent posts” today – 10.15.2012
Originally posted on National Post | News:
ROSWELL, N.M. — Austrian extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed gracefully on Earth Sunday after a 38.6-kilometre jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, record-breaking feat that may also have marked the world’s first supersonic skydive.
Baumgartner came down in the eastern New Mexico desert about nine minutes after jumping from his capsule 39,044 metres, or roughly 38.62 kilometres, above Earth. He lifted his arms in victory shortly after landing, setting off loud cheers from jubilant onlookers and friends inside the mission’s control centre in Roswell, New Mexico.