Felix Baumgartner Fell Faster Than We Thought: Skydiver Hit Mach 1.25

Felix Baumgartner Fell Faster Than We Thought: Skydiver Hit Mach 1.25
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Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian skydiver, jumped from the edge of space back in October. While it was first believed that Baumgartner reached a top speed of Mach 1.24, 834 mph, the official numbers released on the 4th of February show otherwise.

According to the official report, Baumgartner reached a maximum speed of Mach 1.25, 843.6 mph. That’s almost 10 mph faster than originally believed.

But these aren’t the only numbers that had to be tweaked. It also turns out that the skydiver jumped from 248 feet lower than initially thought. While it was believed that he jumped from 128,000 feet above the earth, it turns out that he actually jumped from a height of only 127,852 feet.

It was also released that Baumgartner, 43, had a heart rate of 185 beats per minute right before he jumped. In comparison, a 40-year-old man should have a maximum heart rate of 180 beats per minute during vigorous exercise.

During his ascent in the balloon-hoisted capsule, Baumgartner’s heart rate was anywhere between 60 to 100 beats per minute.

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

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