Felix Baumgartner http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35030/all en Supersonic skydiver's records confirmed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/supersonic-skydivers-records-confirmed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke three world records when he jumped from the edge of space in October, the World Air Sports Federation confirmed on Friday.</p> <p>The Swiss-based federation, also known as the FAI, said Baumgartner notched up the world's maximum vertical speed record, as well as the highest exit altitude and vertical distance of freefall.</p> <p>The FAI confirmed a final analysis by Baumgartner's team Red Bull Stratos, which said that the 43-year-old reached 1,357.6 kilometres (843.6 miles) an hour, or Mach 1.25, in freefall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/supersonic-skydivers-records-confirmed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Felix Baumgartner Felix Baumgartner Human Interest Parachuting AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:45:50 +0000 5763504 at http://www.globalpost.com