Mon, 15 Oct 2012
VIDEO: Felix Baumgartner jumps from 39km, breaks records - Video
Felix Baumgartner has jumped from more than 39km to secure the world records for the highest successful parachute jump and the fastest human free-fall.
Baumgartner made the ascent in a helium-filled balloon, before jumping off and free-falling for 4:20.
Red Bull Stratos, the team behind the stunt, estimates the Austrian hit a top speed of 1,342.8 km/h before opening his parachute.
Baumgartner says he plans to settle down with his girlfriend and fly helicopters for mountain rescue and firefighters.
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