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Sunday
Oct142012

LIVE: Red Bull Stratos - Attempt Number Two at the Freefall Record From the Edge of Space

Actually, this would break about 4 world records.   Freefall height (current record 112k+ ft), freefall speed (current record is 614 mph), total freefall and highest manned balloon flight.   The question is whether they'll be able to complete it today due to technical issues with the suit's faceshield.

It just hit 4 million people watching live online, so enjoy:

UPDATED @ 5:52pm: Felix Baumgartner completed his record-setting jump of 128,000 ft and broke the sound barrier by hitting mach 1.24 (833 mph) on the 65th anniversary of notorious aviator Chuck Yeager.

It also attracted over 8 million viewers watching it live online (another record).

In case you missed it, here's the replay:

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Reader Comments (3)

Apparently, Kittinger's old record for time in freefall remains intact. No word yet on whether Baumgartner broke through Mach 1.

Set a new record for jump altitude, that's for sure.

October 14, 2012 at 14:27 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Amazing. Quite a thrill to watch that. I can only imagine the anxiety his family and friends must have felt watching that considering how much I felt watching it myself. You just never know when some little thing could turn to disaster. Of course having been up there before he was probably calmer than anyone. Quite a feat.

What some folks won't do and I ain't one of them And I am quite happy about that. :-)

October 14, 2012 at 14:35 | Registered CommenterTijuana

When you click the link a message appears and says it's private??

October 14, 2012 at 17:56 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

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