Felix Baumgartner’s Supersonic Freefall from a helium-filled balloon at an altitude of 128,100 feet is one of the most amazing feats ever! I watched this live with my kids as the 43-year-old Austrian skydiving expert not only broke the sound barrier but also broke two other world records (highest freefall and highest manned balloon flight). The highest freefall record was previously held by Red Bull Stratos project mentor Col. Joe Kittinger who still holds the record for the longest freefall as Baumgartner deployed his chute several seconds before he would have broken that record as well. The maximum speed obtained during the 4:20 minute long freefall was 833 mph (1,342.8 km/h). Mission Accomplished!