Felix's SkyDive Record
On October 14th, 2012, Austrian BASE jumper and daredevil Felix Baumgartner entered a helium balloon to attempt something dangerous, death-defying, and arguably foolish. At an altitude of 128,000 feet or roughly 39,000 meters, Felix achieved what was then the world record for skydiving by jumping from his vessel for a heart-stopping dive towards Earth. The televised slow climb built up anticipation for those engrossed by the broadcast before Felix launched himself into a freefall. At his highest speed, the stuntman reached an estimated 833 miles or 1,342 kilometers per hour, making him the first man to break the speed of sound in a freefall.