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July 27, 2012

Felix Baumgartner jumps from a preliminary altitude of 96,640ft/29,455meter and reaches 536mph/862kph in freefall.

Felix Baumgartner landed safely near Roswell, NM following a test jump from (preliminary) 96,640 feet / 29.455 meters, after 3 minutes and 48 seconds of freefall leading up to a 10 minute and 36 second decent. It's an incredible achievement considering this is the fastest and highest jump for Felix so far.

Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground.

There is interesting video at the site, but I could not easily determine how to remove autoplay from the embedded video code

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