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My guess is Kittenger (the one who holds the record) fell at much slower speeds, allowing for the longer duration.

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Originally Posted by Marafice Eye View Post

My guess is Kittenger (the one who holds the record) fell at much slower speeds, allowing for the longer duration.

Correct. Joe, didn't break the sound barrier as he wasn't planning on doing so. With Felix going for the speed record right off the bat and beating it by a huge margin, didn't leave him much time in the free falling phase.
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brave man. Missed the live event but still awesome.

also from the military:
Now they're putting free fall instruction as part of insertion.
coming soon: Army Rangers enter behind the enemy lines with a supersonic jump and wingsuit carrying full combat gear tongue.gif

http://www.army.mil/article/88636/Special_Forces_Qualification_Course_to_incorporate_military_free_fall_training/
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Did he do the Freefall ?
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Did he do the Freefall ?

Yup! Reached 833 mph, or Mach 1.24 from what was posted earlier.
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Yup! Reached 833 mph, or Mach 1.24 from what was posted earlier.
Thanks
Whats really lame is in Australia they were airing it live the 1st time and then they didn't even air this its like they were oh well no one cares know.
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I call BS on the Redbull slogan; Redbull gives you wings, where were the wings?
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Sucks he couldn't beat the freefall time, but seeing as he went that fast, he covered too much distance too fast, not leaving enough time for free fall time. Still, he broke other records so big round of applause.
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Kittinger had a mini-parachute as well.
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