Check out this slightly nauseating video captured by Felix Baumgartner’s chest cam as he made his record breaking jump from the edge of space yesterday.
The video was broadcast by Austrian TV station Servus and shows Baumgartner’s descent to earth from 24 miles above the New Mexico desert – it has been said that the dare-devil skydiver reached speeds of more than 833mph (faster than the speed of sound) though we are awaiting FAI confirmation on the statistics.
This awesome clip gives you an insight into what Baumgartner was seeing as he undertook the astonishing feat and it really is fascinating. It shows a section of the 4 mins and 20 second freefall, just before Baumgartner got into what appeared to be an uncontrollable spin. Luckily however, the experienced skydiver managed to regain a controlled position and open his parachute in time to make a safe landing.
The Red Bull Stratos team will no doubt release many more videos from Baumgartner’s heroic jump in the very near future and a documentary about the event and all the preparation that went into is expected to air in November. In the meantime, you can watch a summary of the jump and Felix’s records here.