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Felix Baumgartner skydives from an altitude of nearly 30 km

26 Jul 2012, 03:28 UTC
Felix Baumgartner skydives from an altitude of nearly 30 km
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Felix Baumgartner took another practice skydive today for the Red Bull Stratos project: 'Fearless Felix' Hits 536 MPH Skydiving From 18 Miles Up - Playbook/Wired.com a test jump from 96,640 feet [29.5 km]. His descent took 10 minutes and 36 seconds, and the 43-year-old skydiving star reached 536 mph [862.6 kph] during a freefall that lasted 3 minutes and 48 seconds. The next dive will be from 120,000 feet [36.6 km], which will allow him to reach around 700 mph [1126.5 kph], which is the speed of sound at that altitude.

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