This Day In Astro History

Felix Baumgartner Jumps
Felix Baumgartner Jumps

October 14

2012 - Felix Baumgartner jumps from the stratosphere to try to break the record of the highest freefall jump, at an altitude of 39,068 meters (128,18 ft).

1968 - The first live television broadcast from an American spacecraft, Apollo 7.

1960 - Mars 1960B (USSR) Failed to reach Earth orbit.
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