We have previously written about Felix Baumgartner’s jumping from space. Felix will attempt a record-breaking freefall jump from at least 120,000 feet – 23 miles – 37 kilometers – above the earth as part of Red Bull Stratos: a mission to the edge of space. Not really science you might think, but we disagree; if something an attest to human capacity.
You can now watch the live event here:
“It was an incredible up and down today, just like it’s been with the whole project. First we got off with a beautiful launch and then we had a bit of drama with a power supply issue to my visor. The exit was perfect but then I started spinning slowly. I thought I’d just spin a few times and that would be that, but then I started to speed up. It was really brutal at times. I thought for a few seconds that I’d lose consciousness. I didn’t feel a sonic boom because I was so busy just trying to stabilize myself. It was really a lot harder than I thought it was going to be”, Baumgarter Said.