Re-live Felix Baumgartner's skydive from his perspective in multi-angle video
Red Bull has released footage showing the record-breaking jump from Baumgartner's point of view
Wednesday 16 October 2013
It has been a year since Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space in a historic skydive that saw him plummet 127,851 feet, roughly 24 miles to Earth.
To celebrate the anniversary of the record-breaking free fall, Baumgartner's sponsor Red Bull has released a video showing the bird's eye view enjoyed by the skydiver as he descended.
Along with breaking the record for the highest free fall, Baumgartner became the first person to break the sound barrier during a sky dive, reaching top speeds of 833.9mph.
The video is heart-stopping to watch as Baumgartner steps off the platform and beings his fall to Earth, which looks like a distant planet. He initially seems to be floating through space as he descends but soon starts a terrifying and dizzying spin downwards. He eventually seems to stabilise and continues his fall without any further incidents.
The 10-minute footage has multiple points of view, giving people the chance to experience the jump from all angles. There are even altitude, airspeed and G-Force readings on the video to give an idea of the scale of the skydive.
To accompany this video, a documentary has been produced called Mission to the Edge of Space: The Inside Story Behind Red Bull Stratos, which is being shown exclusively on Rdio.
Baumgartner made the jump last October as millions across the world watched on livestream despite fears he could be killed during the stunt. Luckily though the fall was successful with little event and turned Baumgartner into a star.
He has now retired from free falling and recently told The Telegraph that he didn’t think there were “any challenges left” in professional skydiving. The 44-year-old enjoys a quieter life as a helicopter pilot and is hoping to eventually go into mountain rescue.
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