Felix Baumgartner is giving a press conference on his historic jump right now [Ended, Updated with Jump Stats]

Now that Felix Baumgartner has made the world's highest jump—from 128,100 feet above the Earth—he's not resting. Instead, he and his team are answering questions about his amazing stunt. Watch above.

Here are the stats from the jump:

Exit Altitude: 128,100 feet
Free Fall Time: 4 minutes, 20 seconds
Free Fall Distance: 119,846 feet
Maximum Velocity: 373 meters/second — He achieved Mach 1.24!


Baumgartner on the moments before the jump:

"On the step I felt that the whole world is watching. I said I wish they would see what I see. It was amazing."

Quote of the day, though, goes to Col. Joseph Kittinger himself, the man whose record Baumgartner broke:

"I'd like to give the one-fingered salute to everyone who said he was going to break apart when he went supersonic."


The press conference has ended. Hopefully there will a video of the proceeding at some point.

Further quotes from the conference:


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