Monday, October 15, 2012

Please, don' t try this at home!

Yesterday a man jumped from the edge of space, the stratosphere, and survived! He broke the speed of sound! Skydiver Felix Baumgartner survived jumping from almost 130,000 feet (39 km) above the earth breaking the record for the highest sky dive. About 8 million people watched the Youtube stream. There were also broadcasts on national television networks. 
When he was up in the air he said, "I know the whole world is watching right now and I wish the world could see what I can see. Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are."

That reminds me of another achievement.

"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"
Neil Armstrong, first man to set foot on the moon in 1969

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