Stuntman Felix Baumgartner gave 8 million viewers the chills Sunday when he jumped 128,00 feet from the edge of space.
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Now you can see the breathtaking view Baumgartner experienced, without ever lifting your feet off the ground. Austrian TV channel Servus -- owned by the space jump's sponsor, Red Bull -- has revealed some footage from Baumgartner's headcam.
Before the jump, Baumgartner's last words were, "I wish you could see what I can see. Sometimes you have to be up really high to see how small you are. I'm going home now." Luckily, now we can all see just what the thrill-seeker was talking about.
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The stunt resulted in several broken records, including one on YouTube for the “live stream with the most concurrent views ever.” Baumgartner's non-digital records include the highest jump from a platform (128,100 feet), the longest distance freefall (119,846 feet) and the maximum vertical velocity (833.9 mph or Mach 1.24).
This last distinction makes Baumgartner the first human to break the sound barrier outside of an aircraft. Yet, as you can see in the video above, he managed to keep the camera in control.
Capsule in the Desert
The capsule in Roswell, N.M., before the launch.
Image courtesy of Red Bull
This story originally published on Mashable here.