Tennessee Company Involved In Jump

Felix Baumgartner after jump from redbull.com

A Tennessee company played an important role in Sunday’s record-breaking, supersonic jump from the edge of space. Dunlap-based Precision Aerodynamics made the parachute that Felix Baumgartner pulled after free falling for more than nine minutes. The company has been located in Sequatchie County since 1975, and now is part of a record-breaking event. The Austria native hit Mach 1.24, or 833.9 mph, according to preliminary data, and became the first person to reach supersonic speed without traveling in a jet or a spacecraft after hopping out of a capsule that had reached an altitude of 128,100 feet above the Earth.