OCT 18, 2012 8:42 AM PDT

LabRoots, Inc. Video

WRITTEN BY: Don Cruikshank


Published on Oct 14, 2012 by redbull

After flying to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space, exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane. Felix reached a maximum of speed of 1,342.8 km/h (833mph) through the near vacuum of the stratosphere before being slowed by the atmosphere later during his 4:20 minute long freefall. The 43-year-old Austrian skydiving expert also broke two other world records (highest freefall, highest manned balloon flight), leaving the one for the longest freefall to project mentor Col. Joe Kittinger.
About the Author
Bachelor's (BA/BS/Other)
I received my college education in Computer Science attending several colleges including the University of Oregon. For 40 years I worked for Fortune 500 company, Beckman Coulter, eventually becoming Vice President in charge of Beckman Coulter's global IT infrastructure and leading the Information Technology organization. After retiring from Beckman Coulter I joined Scientist Solutions in 2006 as CIO. During the two years with Scientist Solutions, I was responsible for a face-lift of the web site and for taking the underlying infrastructure to a new level providing structure, discipline and a world-class operation.<br> Since 2008, as partner and COO of LabRoots, I have helped to develop the company into a very prominent social networking site for all sciences. Also as a director, we have produced virtual conferences and webinars for Life Science, Clinical Diagnostics, Laboratory Animal Sciences, along with many custom events.
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