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Felix Baumgartner Word Record Jump

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This past Sunday Austrian Felix Baumgartner made history by jumping from the edge of space. He set the record for the highest and fastest jump in history after ascending by a helium balloon to an altitude of 128,100 feet, about four times higher than commercial jets fly. He reached speeds quicker than the speed of sound and maxed out at 833.9 miles per hour. The jump lasted just more than 4 minutes. The previous unofficial record was set more than 50 years ago by Col. Joe Kittinger in 1960.

What you might not know is that Baumgartner also suffers from claustrophobia. His suit and the capsule create a major obstacle to which he had to overcome and did by intensive therapy.

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