Felix Baumgartner's supersonic jump from the edge of the space on Sunday is considered as a tour de force by NASA scientists, engineers and companies working on developing spacecrafts for tourism.
Scientists have been scripting a slew of data to develop several other infrastructure and equipments pertaining to space travel. Baumgartner broke the speed of sound by travelling at the highest speed of 833 mph or Mach 1.24 from an altitude of 128,097. At that altitude the sound of speed is said to be about 690 mph.
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Baumgartner is the first man to travel at supersonic speed without travelling in any sort of spacecraft. His breathtaking adventurer has created new possibilities of experimenting and exploring human limits in space science.
"When I was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble, you do not think about breaking records anymore, you do not think about gaining scientific data. The only thing you want is to come back alive," Baumgartner told reporters after successfully parachuting to the ground, according to Associated Press.
After analysing the data gathered from Baumgartner's jump, the scientists will decide on whether a person should wear a similar one to that of his while travelling in space.
Baumgartner travelled 120,000 feet above earth in a capsule and leapt from the top of the earth as millions of viewers watched the daring act with a bated breath. Millions of people watched his jump through online live-streaming.