2 Years Ago, Felix Baumgartner Jumped From the Edge of Space
2 years ago today, the Austrian daredevil named Felix Baumgartner set the World Record for the highest skydive when he jumped from the edge of space. That's a 128,100 foot drop or a 24 mile fall, the previous world record was 102,800 feet, which was set in 1960.
- During Felix's freefall, he maxed out at 833.9 miles-per-hour, which was enough to break the sound barrier.
- It took Felix about 10 minutes to make it down to Earth. That included four minutes and 20 seconds of freefall and over five minutes after he pulled his parachute.
- YouTube streamed the jump live. More than eight million people watched the live stream.
Here are some highlights from the mission with the full jump video below: