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The Navy Once Blasted Pilots In The Face To Test Human Limits

The Navy Once Blasted Pilots In The Face To Test Human Limits

Long before Felix Baumgartner completed his crazy 37-kilometre free fall from the edge of space, the US Navy was testing how humans react to pushing their bodies beyond normal limits. In 1948, that meant blasting volunteer pilots in the face with winds of around 500kph to see if they could…

Video Of The Space Jump Daredevil’s Launch

Video Of The Space Jump Daredevil’s Launch

Felix Baumgartner is now safely back on Earth after chucking himself out of a space capsule floating 37 kilometres in the atmosphere. In case you missed it, you can see it here. It went smoothly. At the end you can see Felix’s mum crying, overwhelmed by emotion.