Felix Baumgartner just set a new world record after jumping from 24 miles above the Earth’s surface. During his journey, the skydiving daredevil reached a top speed of 833.9 miles per hour.
If you are keeping track, that would be around 140 mph faster than the speed of sound.
You may recall that in 2012, Baumgartner jumped from space to easily capture the highest jump record. The skydiving daredevil’s video quickly went viral and has racked up more than 35 million views. The video was riveting because it showed his travel into space, preparation for the jump, and the depth of precision needed to successfully complete the dive.
For the one-year anniversary of his record-setting skydive, Felix Baumgartner decided to exclusively shoot his new film from his own point of view. During the free fall, we get to watch as he rapidly spins and breaths heavily as his body plummets towards Earth.
Just as he did with his first big jump, the daredevil takes a helium balloon into the sky, a necessary device for reaching the nosebleed section of skydiving.
In the video, the right side of the screen shows Felix Baumgartner’s altitude, airspeed, biomed, and g-force readings.
The skydivers output also shows how long it takes him to land after he makes the jump.
Uploaded to the Red Bull channel on YouTube, the video already has 1,307,230 views. The video was uploaded on October 14, 2013.
What stunt would you like to see Felix Baumgartner pull off in the future? Do you think he can make a higher jump or have the limits of skydiving been reached?