Felix Baumgartner jump video shows the Austrian skydiver taking a leap of a lifetime. The 43 year-old former paratrooper jumped from a capsule more than 24 miles (39km) above the earth and landed safely on his feet.
Felix Baumgartner made his jump on Sunday, Oct. 14 in an event called "Red Bull Stratos." He used a balloon filled with helium to carry him up to the stratosphere. It took Felix over 2 hours to get up towards that height.
Finally, Felix Baumgartner made a jump that caused him to free-fall through space for over 4 minutes until he touched ground in a desert in New Mexico. According to the New York Times, the skydiver was descending at a rate over 700 mph. The distance travelled was over 128,000 feet.
"It was harder than I expected," Baumgartner is reported to have said after his jump. "Trust me, when you stand up there on top of the world, you become so humble. It's not about breaking records anymore. It's not about getting scientific data. It's all about coming home."
"This is the best day of my life#spacejump #freefall," he tweeted later.
Baumgartner broke a 52-year-old record set by Air Force test pilot Joe Kittinger. In 1960, he took a leap 19 miles from earth, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Catch the Felix Baumgartner's giant jump from space here:
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