- Written by Megan
On Sunday afternoon, in Roswell, New Mexico, Red Bull Stratos, the mission to the edge of space, made history, with Felix Baumgartner's live jump from 128,097 feet breaking three world records.
In front of a global audience of millions who watched the mission live, Felix took off at 9.31am MDT, ascending to a total of 24.5 miles in a stratospheric balloon before jumping out.
After deploying his parachute and landing safely on the ground, it was mission accomplished as the team celebrated the unique achievement which includes the breaking of three world records and which will also provide future aerospace projects with a wealth of research and data.
Felix's record breaking achievements:
- Fastest freefall: Maximum vertical velocity without a drogue chute - 373m/s, 1342.8 kmph, 833.9mph (Mach 1.24)
- Highest jump (exit) - exit at 128,100 feet (39,045 metres)
- Longest freefall without a drogue chute - 4 mins 20 seconds, 119,846 feet in freefall (36,529m)
The burning question of what Felix said before he jumped has been answered too:
"I know the whole world is watching now and I wish the whole world could see what I can see, sometimes you have to go up really high to see how small you are."
Catch up with the replay of the Red Bull Stratos mission.