Performance of the Week

Performance of the Week Aug. 11, 2003

There was more than blue skies over the white cliffs of Dover last week when FELIX BAUMGARTNER jumped from a plane at 30,000 ft. With a 6-ft., carbon-fiber wing strapped to his back and a supply of oxygen handy, the Austrian stuntman glided the 22 miles to Calais, France, reaching speeds of 217 m.p.h. Of his 14-min. jaunt, he remarked, "It's very cold up there."


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