Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Felix Baumgartner’s Epic Leap - Data Review

Felix Baumgartner - October 14th 2012

Many of you may remember that back in October 2012, Felix Baumgartner made history with the highest and fastest “sky dive” in history. It’s taken a while to crunch all the numbers and find out exactly how epic that jump was.
Here is a break down of what Felix did back on October 14th, 2012:
He reached a speed of Mach 1.25 (Folks, there are jet planes that can’t move that fast)That means he was moving at 843.6 mph or 1,357.6 kmh
He jumped from an altitude of 127,852.4 ft (38,969.4 m)
They also noted his heart rate:
His pre-launch heart rate was 40-100 bpm
During his ascent 60-100 bpm
His heart rate maxed as he exited the capsule at 185 bpm
During his free fall his heart rate was 155 - 175 bpm
It was at 169 bpm when he hit Mach 1.25
Then during the parachute descent it was 155 - 180 bpm.
Baumgartner experienced 25.2 seconds of absolute weightlessness during the initial stage of his free fall.
He entered a period of turning and spinning that reached a maximum rate of 60 revolutions per minute and put the 43-year-old in a “flat spin” position for about 13 seconds.
He was in “freefall” for 4 minutes, 20 seconds.
Let’s face it, Red Bull really can give you wings. LOL

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