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Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k' - Mission Highlights

Posted by Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012

 

"After flying to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space, exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane. Felix reached a maximum of speed of 1,342.8 km/h (833mph) through the near vacuum of the stratosphere before being slowed by the atmosphere later during his 4:20 minute long freefall. The 43-year-old Austrian skydiving expert also broke two other world records (highest freefall, highest manned balloon flight), leaving the one for the longest freefall to project mentor Col. Joe Kittinger."

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The role of solar flare activity in northern and southern lights - by Jose Juan Gutierrez - Helium

The role of solar flare activity in northern and southern lights - by Jose Juan Gutierrez - Helium | Layers of the atmosphere | Scoop.it
Auroras are very bright displays of light in the sky which typically occur in the southern and northern regions of the Earth, also known as Arctic..., Jose Juan Gutierrez (Auroras are caused by charged particles coming from the Sun and the atoms present...
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Great explanation of why we see the northern lights in the thermosphere.

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