39 kilometers of free fall

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner is not only committed to Sunday, October 14 jump from the stratosphere. He also tried to set three world records at once: the maximum height of the jump, the duration of the free fall and the highest speed in flight. According to BBC, according to preliminary data, the height from which was made a leap reached 39,450 meters speed the fall in developed Baumgartner - 1,342.8 km / h and the free fall was 4 minutes 19 seconds.

39 kilometers of free fall

According to the athlete, during a jump, he almost did not feel anything and did not think about records. "I thought only of how to get back to Earth alive and see the family, parents, his girlfriend - ITAR-TASS quotes Austrian. - Sometimes a man has to rise to a height only to realize how small. " Baumgartner also admitted that he almost went into a flat spin - and that was the cause of great excitement in makeshift Mission Control Center skydiver. After the start of the fall of the Austrian was necessary to fix the position in which he was traveling, but instead an athlete for a long time to hang out and unfold in different directions.

39 kilometers of free fall

Recall that the previous record by jumping from such a height was set in 1960. then from a height of 31 kilometers on earth jumped officer of the U.S. Air Force, Joe Kittinger way, Kittinger took a great interest in the preparation and the jump, advised and helped the Austrians in his last yesterday's flight.

39 kilometers of free fall

 

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