This is huge here in New Mexico. Been some sort of article in the paper every day for the past couple weeks.
My dog came from Roswell btw. I think he's an alien
"When it shall be said in any country in the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend, because I am the friend of its happiness: when these things can be said, then may that country boast its constitution and its government." -Thomas Paine
Somebody had to go there I suppose. Having a corporation as a sponsor doesn't mean he doesn't love doing it or care about anything they're able to learn from it. Somebody has to pay the bills for it, who cares if that somebody gets a little advertising for their dollars?
The incredible footage shows Baumgartner descending towards Earth before entering what looked to be an out-of-control spin. The jump began from about 128,000 feet (24 miles) above the New Mexico desert, and Baumgartner was in free fall for around four minutes and 20 seconds. Although the figures still need to be confirmed by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the team estimates Baumgartner reached a maximum velocity of Mach 1.2; more than 833 miles per hour, and faster than the speed of sound.