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Video: Felix Baumgartner's World Record Supersonic Freefall - The Official Findings

Posted: Feb 06, 2013 03:32 pm EST
(Newsdesk) Watch the CGI clip for Felix Baumgartner's World Record Supersonic Freefall published on February 5th, 2013.

Red Bull Stratos Records Update:

"Following weeks of post-mission analysis, Brian Utley, Official Observer for the Contest and Records Board of the United States' National Aeronautic Association, was able to provide updates to the World Record figures currently under review for confirmation by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale governing body (a process that typically requires an extended timeframe):

Maximum Vertical Speed:*
1,357.6 kmh / 843.6 mph / Mach 1.25

Highest Exit (Jump) Altitude:
38,969.4 m / 127,852.4 ft

Vertical Freefall Distance:*
36,402.6 m / 119,431.1 ft

*without drogue or stabilization device

Baumgartner's jump altitude was a "quantum" 24-percent higher than the previously known highest exit altitude, Joe Kittinger's 1960 jump from 31,333 meters / 102,800 feet. He also reconfirmed Baumgartner's originally stated freefall time: 4 minutes, 20 seconds, and noted that Baumgartner's balloon reached a peak altitude of 39,068.5 meters / 128,177.5 feet, the highest manned ascent known, before descending slightly as the Austrian prepared to jump."

Video below: Red Bull Stratos CGI - The Official Findings

Below: Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k' - Mission Highlights:

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