Monday, February 18, 2013

Free fall from the stratosphere

Felix Baumgartner - skydiver and BASE jumper from Austria went on a specially designed balloon to a height of nearly 36 miles and took a step into the void!
He has already glorified by numerous colorful BASE jumping. He jumped from the statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and a skyscraper in Taipei, 101 storeys high. He also became the first man to cross the English Channel in freefall with wings made of carbon material.

1. This event was preceded by almost a year of preparation and creation as a means of lifting to a height, and special equipment for the jump.

2. Dietrich Mateschitz, the founder and owner of Red Bull, has invested in this project more than 50 million euros. And in the Austrian newspaper Österreich wrote that Felix in about 35 seconds after the jump overcome the sound barrier!

5. Felix Baumgartner, rose to a height 38.9 meters above sea level, and then jumped to the ground. After 48 seconds, the speed of its free fall was 1173 km / h
The site has been published live broadcast jump, millions of visitors have followed him. Here is a per-minute statistics views
19:25 Connect commentators, shooting from a helicopter. Rushed!
19:30 capsule off the ground.
19:58 Height - 10 km. More than 2 million viewers on Youtube.
20:37 Height - 20 km. More than three million viewers on Youtube.
21:15 Height - 30 km. More than 4 million viewers on Youtube.
21:58 Height - 38.9 km. More than 6.7 million viewers on Youtube. Baumgartner hovered at this altitude for about 20 minutes and begins to equalize in the capsule.
22:07 Height - 39 km. About 8 million viewers on Youtube. Baumgartner jumps!



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