Video: Watch Red Bull Stratos Space Jumper Felix Baumgartner Break Sound Barrier In Sky Dive
Watch Space Jumper Felix Baumgartner Break Sound Barrier In Sky Dive
On Sunday afternoon, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner successfully completed a jump from 23 miles above the Earth, breaking the speed of sound in the process, and setting world records for the highest jump, highest balloon flight, and fastest jump. The Red Bull Stratos jump took place on the 65th anniversary of legendary test pilot Chuck Yeager‘s first supersonic flight, and the view from Baumgartner’s capsule as he jumps is probably one of the most terrifying pieces of film you’ll ever see. On eof the advantages of that altitude is that, in space, no one can hear you soil yourself.
Although Baumgartner’s dive has been called a “space jump,” and required him to wear a space suit, he was actually jumping from the stratosphere, or “near space,” but looking down from that height, it sure as hell looks like space. The dramatic flight took just under 10 minutes, and featured tense, thrilling moments leading up to Felix’s triumphant landing, which will undoubtedly be the biggest touchdown of this Sunday.
Here’s the video:
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