Question: How high did Felix Baumgartner jump from during his record breaking skydive?
Answer: The Austrian jumped from a height of over 24 miles up setting a new world record, that’s about 128,000 feet. To put that in perspective, that’s around four times higher than the altitude commercial airplanes fly at.
Baumgartner also set a new record for the highest speed a human has ever free fallen at 833 mph, well over the speed of sound. Plus the greatest height ever reached in a balloon.
However the record for the longest skydive free fall still belongs to Joe Kittinger who set the record back in 1960. Kittinger also acted as project mentor for “Fearless” Felix’s jump.