He Did It! Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Successfully Free-Falls From The Edge Of Space!
History has been MADE, folks!After his initial attempt Tuesday was ruined to adverse weather conditions, skydiver Felix Baumgartner has officially become the first person to successfully free fall from "the edge of space," having jumped out of a balloon 128,000 feet above New Mexico…AKA 24 miles up into the atmosphere!Wearing just a space suit and only relying on his parachute for the final few thousand feet, the Austrian daredevil's journey back down to Earth lasted less than ten minutes!And his MOTHER was even watching from Mission Control!Ch-ch-check it all out for yourself (above)!AH-mazing!No word yet on if he also managed to successfully achieve his goal of breaking the sound barrier, but we're sure we'll have the official results from the Federation Aeronautique Internationale any time now!Either way, such an INCREDIBLE accomplishment, and we couldn't be more thrilled that he is safely back on Earth after such an incredible feat!All the more reason we encourage EVERYONE out there to dare to dream! There is still so much out there to explore and accomplish!
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