|Skydiver jumps from 128,000 ft|
|Monday, 15 October 2012 13:21|
Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the world record when he ascended to 128,000 feet in a space capsule lifted by a stratospheric balloon and then made a freefall towards Earth, breaking the speed of light.
After a 9 minute fall, he landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
Is this the next space tourism activity? Red Bull Stratos medical director Dr. Jonathan Clark said: "We'll be setting new standards for aviation. Never before has anyone reached the speed of sound without being in an aircraft. [...] The aim is to improve the safety for space professionals as well as potential space tourists."
Would you be tempted by the experience of jumping from the stratosphere at a speed of light?