Felix Baumgartner, decked out in his spiffy Red Bull jumpsuit, successfully set a new record for highest jump by a human, but failed to establish a new freefall record. The Austrian sky diver jumped from a capsule nearly 25 miles in the air, reaching speeds hovering near the sound barrier.
Just a few minutes ago, Austrian badass Felix Baumgartner landed safely on solid ground after plummeting from an amazing 128,000 feet. That’s about 24 1/2 miles straight up, where he fell 115,000 feet in just a few minutes, hitting a top speed of 833.9 mph, or Mach 1.24, making him the first person to break the sound barrier while not in a vehicle.
And for those of you who missed it, Lego has re-created the whole thing for you to enjoy.