Skydiver Glides Across English Channel

Extreme skydiver Felix Baumgartner became the first person to glide unassisted across the English Channel on Thursday, plummeting 30,000 feet while traveling the 21 ground miles between Dover, England, and Calais, France.

The 34-year-old Austrian was armed with just a six-foot carbon-fiber wing, a parachute, and oxygen when he floated into a crowd of reporters, cameramen, about ten minutes after jumping out of an airplane.


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