I’ve heard of cameras being rugged, but surviving a 12,500-foot drop is quite impressive. A skydiver apparently lost his GoPro camera on the way down and it managed to survive the fall, in fact, well enough to record its owner’s landing a few minutes later.
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The daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner rode a pressurized capsule to an altitude of 71,580 feet, about 13.5 miles, situated in the stratosphere, and jumped off. Baumgartner reached speeds of 364.4 mph, 534 feet per second, during his freefall that lasted 3:43.
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