Felix Baumgartner (on top of the world), “I know the whole world is watching now, and I wish the world could see what I see, and sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you are.”
After a 7 year journey of preparation, Felix Baumgartner has made his jump from 128,100 feet, breaking the sound barrier, the highest manned balloon flight record and highest skydive. Unfortunately the free fall time was not as long as the previous record as Felix was descending at a much faster rate than that of Joe Kittinger.
This amazing feat of bravery and engineering brilliance has proven, once again, just far humans will push the boundaries of our limitations and conquer them. I’m still filled with adrenaline from the anticipation and subsequent witnessing of the jump. The above photo is, without a doubt, one of the most amazing photos I’ve ever seen. I cannot even imagine what was going through his mind, or the feelings he must have been feeling, when he stepped out onto the platform.
Looking forward to the next leap in human innovation and boundary breaking!
Read more on http://www.redbullstratos.com
Congratulations to the Red Bull Stratos team and of course to Felix Baumgartner, his nerves of steal and his giant man parts! You’ve earned some major man points today Felix and inspired the world!
Press Conference confirmed the following figures –Exit Altitude – 128,100 Feet Freefall time 4mins 20 secs Freefall dist 119,846 feet Max velocity 833.9MPH – Mach 1.24