Congratulations Felix Baumgartner
- By Richard Branson -
- Oct 14, 2012
Congratulations to Felix Baumgartner for breaking the record for the highest and fastest ever skydive by jumping out of a balloon 128,000ft.
He was in freefall for four minutes and 22 seconds, with the watching world holding their breath before he touched back down to earth with infinite grace.
The most difficult part of these type of challenges is often getting the balloon off the ground, and ensuring everything was prepared thoroughly and correctly. The actual act is the fun part! Well done to all of his team, he could not have done it alone.
Great that Joe Kittinger, the previous highest, farthest and longest freefall record holder was on hand to see Baumgartner's achievement too.
One man's jump took seven years of preparation - and it was worth it. Now looking forward even more to our own space adventures with Virgin Galactic. Watch this space!
Image from Felix Baumgartner on Facebook
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group