- Forces and Motion
On October 12, 2012, Felix Baumgartner ascended 39km to the stratosphere in a capsule carried by a balloon. At 39km, he stepped out of the capsule and fell to Earth. On that day, he broke several records, including highest freefall and fastest speed in a freefall. Felix was the first human to travel faster than the speed of sound without machine assistance.
In this activity, teachers are provided with data from his jump to use in a variety of ways.
NOTE: 39km is the approximate straight line distance between Science World at TELUS World of Science and the Britannia Mine Museum. You can mark this distance on a map or globe, to help students visualize the height.