Amazing viewing the other night watching Skydiver Felix Baumgartner break the sound barrier (Space Dive – BBC 2) during his 128,100 feet freefall dive from the edge of space.

Judging the perfect time to launch the balloon to space was essential and the team used the Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter to take constant live on the spot readings including wind speed, wind direction, humidity and temperature to help in picking the exact launch moment.

The Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter is the perfect meter for those doing extreme sports such as parachuting, skiing, climbing and kite boarding as well as being a cost effective highly accurate tool for measuring a wide range of weather parameters for the outdoor enthusiast

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