Life 13 Miles Sky Dive

Published on March 15th, 2012 | by James Johnson


Skydiver Jumps From 13 Miles Above Earth’s Surface, Survives To Talk About It

13 Miles Sky Dive

Professional Skydiving daredevil Felix Baumgartner rode inside a pressurized capsule until he reached 71,580 feet this morning and then he opened the door and jumped back to Earth.

During his fastest part of the journey back to earth Felix was traveling 364.4 mph, that’s more than 534 feet per second. The freefall lasted 3 minutes and 43 seconds and then Baumgartner pulled the cord on his shoot and ended up 30 miles from Roswell, New Mexico with a landing time of 9:50 a.m.

When all was said and done it took Felix 8 minutes and 8 seconds to fall fully back to Earth.

The project was called Red Bull Stratos and according to Felix:

“I wanted to open the parachute after descending for a while, but I noticed that I was still at an altitude of 50,000 feet.”

Baumgartner is only the third person in history to jumped from such a dizzying height however his next jump is going to be a record-setting stratospheric skydive of 23 miles high.

Just to reach 13 miles high he had to ride in a pressurized capsule attached to a 165-foot-high helium balloon. The ascension alone took 1 hour and 40 minutes. Once at his highest point temperatures were a cool 75 degrees below zero.

When he jumps from 120,000 feet later this summer he expected to break the sound barrier while free falling for at least 5.5 minutes.

The former record of 102,800 feet (19.5 miles) was set in 1960.

Are you excited to watch Felix Baumgartner be launched out of a capsule from 120,000 feet above Earth’s surface?

Felix Baumgartner Capsule




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James is a new media professional with more than half a decade worth of experience in the online writing space. He currently serves as the Associate Editor of and the Editor-in-Chief of He also serves as a resident writer for Splash Press Media. In his spare time James consults businesses regarding SEO and Content Development.

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