Felix Baumgartner succeded in the historic jump from the stratosphere (watch photos)
United States, October 14, 2012
The Austrian athlete Felix Baumgartner jumped from 36,576 meters in height at more than 1,100 km / h.
The jump was postponed on Tuesday due to strong winds that lashed the city of Roswell, USA affecting the helium balloon, considered the world’s largest globe, with 182 meters.
The balloon is so delicate that it can take off if the winds on the ground are 2 miles per hour or less.
Felix Baumgartner, 43, waited no longer on the second attempt and became the first parachutist to do a supersonic free fall of 23 miles through New Mexico.
Baumgartner had to wait since this morning that 30 million cubic meters of helium balloon to penetrate the capsule lift.
He is the first parachutist to break the sound barrier by jumping from a capsule floated over 120,000 meters in the stratosphere.
The jump was broadcasted live on the internet site www.redbullstratos.com mission, which has more than 35 cameras on the ground and in the air, some of them attached to the sophisticated Austrian team.
Baumgartner is an extreme sportsman with 25 years of experience. He made more than 2,500 jumps and his unique custom is used as a basis on sites such as the Petronas Towers or the Christ Redeemer.
“We want to extend the limits of humanity a little more,” said Felix about what the project.