Speaking to press, project officials revealed preliminary data which they believe broke the following records:
- An exit altitude of 128,100 feet breaks the record for the highest jump by a human.
- 373 meters per second, 1342.8 kmph or 833.9 mph (mach 1.24) is the highest vertical velocity achieved by a freefalling human.
The speed of sound is about 768 mph.
Felix Baumgartner lept into the stratosphere from a balloon flying 24 miles above Earth in an attempt to break the sound barrier.
Felix Baumgartner's attempt to become the first person to break the sound barrier by parachuting from the edge of space has been delayed.