Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Newly Released Video from Red Bull Space Jump with POV Cameras

On October 14, 2012, Australian daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner ascended to over 128,000 feet above the surface of the Earth in a helium balloon in an attempt to set the world record for the highest free fall and to become the first man or woman to surpass the speed of sound.

During this free fall, Baumgartner reached over 830 MPH, thus becoming the first human to surpass the speed of sound without any form of rocket propulsion. The free fall took roughly 10 minutes and required Baumgartner to wear a pressurized suit to deal with the various elements.

Enough of the boring facts though. Red Bull has actually released a point of view video of Baumgartner's record breaking free fall that provides three different camera angles and various statistics including G's, elevation, and how close he is to Mach 1. Here it is:

4 comments:

  1. Watched that the other day so cool so cool.

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  2. They were talking to him a year later and he said he thought his arms were going to rip off and that he passed out once during the free fall. Insane

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