Kirst Bisset


All the Preliminary Stats from Red Bull Stratos
17 October 2012

Many of us bared witness to the breathtaking jump that Austrian daredevil, Felix Baumgartner, took on Sunday evening. Now it's time for the reporting and summaries.

Felix Baumgartner seconds before he jumped

Altitude at which Felix Baumgartner stepped off the capsule:
39,045 metres / 128,100 feet

Fastest speed achieved during freefall:
1,342.8 km/h / 833.9 mph (Mach 1.24)

Time elapsed before reaching the speed of sound during freefall:
34 seconds

Vertical distance of freefall:
36,529 metres / 119,846 feet

Total time spent in freefall:
4 minutes 22 seconds

Chute pulled:
1,615 metres / 5,300ft above the ground

Total time from the moment he jumped to landing:
9 minutes 9 seconds

Distance between launch and landing positions:
70.5km / 43.8miles

Records achieved (awaiting certification):

- First human to break the speed of sound in freefall without mechanical intervention
- Freefall from the highest altitude
- Longest vertical distance in freefall
- Highest manned balloon flight

Stay tuned for more soon.

Stats and Pic: © Red Bull Content Pool


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