14 Oct 2012 13:56
Felix Baumgartner's mom looks on as Felix ascends
Felix during the 2nd manned test jump
"Start the cameras and our guardian angel will take care of you." Words of wisdom from Col. Joe Kittinger before Felix stepped away from his capsule falling into the stratosphere.
After 9 minutes and 3 seconds (preliminary data) from jump to landing, Felix touched the ground safely with a perfect landing. He kneeled down in celebration of an accomplishment that took extraordinary dedication and training to get to this day.
Preliminary figures (awaiting official record data)
Altitude reached: 128,097
Total time from jump to landing: 9 min. 3 seconds
Freefall duration: 4 min. 19 seconds
Speed: 1137 km per hour
Tags: Red Bull Stratos, landing, Felix Baumgartner