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Red Bull Athlete Felix Baumgartner arrives in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Red Bull Athlete Felix Baumgartner, the man who have set several world records is all set to meet the representative from the media and VIPs at the Badriah Ballroom, Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa where he will provide the details of his historic jump along with the preparations that preceded it. Felix will also meet his fans at the 360 Mall at 6:30pm today. Lucky winners from competitions held on social media @redbullkuwait will have the chance to take photos with Felix. Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound reaching an estimated speed of 833.9 mph (1,342.8 km/h) jumping from the stratosphere, which when certified will make him the first man to break the speed of sound in free fall while delivering valuable data for future space exploration.

Felix climbed to 128,100 feet (39,045 meters) in a helium-filled balloon Sunday morning Oct 14, 2012. This is exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket powered airplane. Felix broke two other world records (highest freefall, highest manned balloon flight), leaving the longest freefall record to project mentor Col Joe Kittinger. Felix’s entire trip back to earth lasted 9:09 minutes, with 4:22 of that time in freefall (without drogue). Countless millions of people around the world watched his ascent and jump live on television broadcasts and live stream on the Internet …

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Written by Sajjad Naveed

Sajjad Naveed

Digital Marketer, Social Media Strategist, Web Master, Freelance Web Developer. Pakistani with green blood, based in Kuwait.

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