One-Up: Felix Baumgartner Skydive Record Already Broken
ROSWELL, NM - Multiple records achieved by Felix Baumgartner only days ago have already been broken, after former record-holders came out of retirement for the most amazing game of one-upsmanship the world has ever seen.
Baumgartner -- an Austrian military paratrooper -- successfully ascended to the edge of space earlier this week in a balloon and then skydived back to earth, gaining a record for greatest altitude jump and free-fall velocity.
89 year-old General (Ret) Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier on Oct 14, 1947, repeated his historic flight 65 years to the minute, this time rocketing past the speed of sound in an F-15D, on the same day as Baumgartner’s record breaking leap.
After the General landed, he borrowed a nearby airman’s cell phone and texted a picture of himself in the cockpit to Air Force Colonel (Ret.) Joe Kittinger, advisor to Baumgartner, and holder of the original sky-diving altitude record, while suggestively grabbing his crotch and pointing at t…
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