Skydiver Felix Baumgartner has become the only human being to break the sound barrier outside of an airplane after skydiving from 38 km above the earth, hits 1,342 km/h on descent, lands safely in New Mexico.
“We live to conquer fears and pursue dreams; may our attempts and accomplishments progress humankind,” Baumgartner said via Twitter after landing.
Although he broke the sound barrier, the highest manned-balloon flight record, and became the first man to jump from the highest altitude, he failed to break Kittinger's 5 minute and 35 second longest free fall record. Baumgartner's was timed at 4 minutes and 20 seconds in free fall.
Congratulations to Felix Baumgartner on his record-breaking jump from the edge of space!