Posts made in November, 2012

October 2012

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Newsletters | 16 comments

Dear Family and Friends, Earlier this month, Austrian Felix Baumgartner free-fell faster and farther than any other human being in history – 24 miles – more than three times the height of the average cruising altitude for jetliners.  He reached a maximum speed of 834 mph – Mach 1.24 – faster than the speed of sound.  Landing safely in the easternNew Mexicodesert about nine minutes after jumping from his capsule, Baumgartner reflected on his record-setting feat:  “When I was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble.  You do not think about breaking records...

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