Felix Baumgartner at the edge of space, miles high jumped from a helium balloon to perform a legendary skydive (he also set the altitude record for highest manned balloon flight, parachute jump from the highest altitude, and greatest free fall velocity)
Felix Baumgartner was a very brave man who made a 24 mile jump from outer space this year. He fell at a speed of 834 miles per hour! His jump broke the world record for longest skydive. Baumgartner has inspired me to conquer my fear of heights. ~Meagan M.
Podium (L to R): Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing, Martin Whitmarsh (GBR) McLaren Chief Executive Officer, race winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren and Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari celebrate. Formula One World Championship, Rd19 United States Grand Prix, Race, Austin, Texas, 18 November 2012