Monday, 15 October 2012

Felix Baumgartner - It's a touch down from the Edge of Space

Felix Baumgartner the Austrian dare devil thanks to his sky diving jump from the altitude of  128,097 feet became the first man to break the sound barrier in free fall and new world record holder of the highest altitude sky jump from what is literally the edge of space and hence aptly called a space jump. In this mission called Redbull Stratos he also created a new world record of the highest balloon flight.

The time it took for him to jump from the edge of the universe to touch down back to mother earth were undoubtedly the most exiting and also the most challenging 10 minutes of his life. An experienced sky diver that he is he managed to accomplish it perfectly. He is a holder of many records in past and rest assured this is not his last record attempt at a world record in sky diving and base jumping either.

He managed to reach the super sonic speed which was his most important mission but no I am wrong his most important mission was to complete his touch down successfully to the delight of his waiting family and he was successful in that. I saw this entire telecast live on the BBC and I was extremely worried for him when I saw him tumbling down the sky. But I was also very relieved to see him regain the control of his fall and achieve the delta position once again.

I salute his courage and skydiving skills and also the technical and project management skills of his team which made this mission a success. He has managed to register his name in history. It is quite unfortunate that the Indian media has not covered this story. Hopefully someone will wake up and file a story on him tomorrow.

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