Newsletter Subscription


Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014


Supersonic skydiver even faster than thought

Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian skydiver who jumped from the edge of space in October, fell at 1.25 times the speed of sound, even faster than thought, organisers said Wednesday.

According to a final analysis by Baumgartner's team Red Bull Stratos, the 43-year-old reached 1,357.6 kilometres (843.6 miles) an hour, or Mach 1.25, in freefall.


Related Research on ASDReports.com:
Global Satellite Market 2014-2018

Previously his team had said that the experienced skydiver had plunged back to Earth in his specially made spacesuit at 834 miles an hour or Mach 1.24.

The Federation Aeronautique Internationale governing body is currently reviewing whether to confirm this as a world record, Red Bull Stratos said.

Baumgartner's leap from a capsule at 38,969.4 metres (127,852.4 feet) above California on October 14 was watched live by millions on television and the Internet.

The final data are available at: http://www.redbull.com/en/stories/1331581680039/red-bull-stratos-release-mission-data

© 2013 AFP

Source : AFP

Published on ASDNews: Feb 6, 2013

 

Defence Geospatial Intelligence Conference (DGI)

Jan 19 - 21, 2015 - London, United Kingdom

Register More info


Global MilSatCom 2014

Nov 4 - 6, 2014 - London, United Kingdom

Register More info


© 2004-2014 • ASDNews • be the first to know • contact usterms & conditionsprivacy policyadvertisingfaqs