"The Second Longest and Highest Freefall in the World"
August 16, 1960 Joseph Kittinger jumped from an altitude of 102,800 feet.
Freefell for 4½ minutes and reached a speed of 614 mph
before opening his parachute at 18,000 feet. That was the first real skydiving world record.
"The Longest and Highest Freefall in the World"
October 14, 2012 Felix Baumgartner from an altitude of 128,100 feet above the Earth, 24 miles up.
Hit Mach 1.24, or 833.9 mph. Descent lasted just over nine minutes, about half of it in a free fall of 119,846 feet. Video Redbull Stratos