What Was the Fastest Flight by Man Without an Aircraft?

What Was the Fastest Flight by Man Without an Aircraft?

Felix Baumgartner holds the world record for the fastest flight speed without an aircraft when he achieved a speed of 843.6 miles per hour after jumping 128,100 feet. The jump took a little over 9 minutes.

On October 14, 2012, Baumgartner jumped from a custom-made space capsule carried 24 miles in the sky by a helium balloon. Thirty four seconds into his free fall, he went supersonic, meaning he broke the sound barrier, and was in free fall for more than 4 minutes.

In October 2014, Alan Eustace broke Baumgartner's record for the highest jump, jumping 135,892 feet. He did not break the speed record though. Despite going supersonic, Eustace only reached a top speed of 807.78 miles per hour.