parachute jump

Somebody Had To Do It First – The First Parachute Jump
We were talking last week about the Austrian who jumped from a balloon 24 miles above the earth and set a speed record for skydiving before his parachute brought him safely to the ground. Like anything, someone had to be the first person to do something and with parachuting the first verified parach…
Highest and Fastest Parachute Jump
Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian daredevil who has parachuted from the Petronas Towers in Malaysa and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, but yesterday he did what he’d been planning for five years to jump from the edge of space and free fall back to Earth at the speed …