New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner Jumping From The Edge Of The Sky

Felix Baumgartner

Many of you will recall Felix Baumgartner, who jumped from 128,100 feet above the Earth back in October 2012 in an effort to break a record set some 50 years earlier by Joseph Kittinger. Earlier this week, camera maker GoPro released some new never before seen footage of the jump taken from cameras that were attached directly to Baumgartner’s suit, some of which will be featured in an ad to air during the Super Bowl tomorrow.

Here’s the video, which is really quite amazing:

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  1. ernieyball says:

    How long did it take for his luggage to catch up with him?

  2. rodney dill says:

    The .gif of the jump was this OTB Caption Contest

  3. Anonne says:

    That really was amazing. Thanks for sharing that!

  4. Mikey says:

    “I’m hauling ass.” Understatement of the year…

  5. Grewgills says:

    Over 800mph with no mechanical acceleration is amazing. It was interesting to watch his terminal velocity decrease with the increasing atmospheric density.