Watch video of Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking jump from space from two harrowing perspectives including helmet camera
posted Monday, October 15, 2012 at 9:18 AM EDT
Even if you got to watch Felix Baumgartner's record breaking jump from 23 miles up in space yesterday, you're going to want to take a look at these two videos from the event.
The first one is a replay of the live feed from yesterday, with views from space and views from the mission's control center on the ground. It's downright spectacular even when you already know what happens.
The second video below is more harrowing and, to be honest, nausea-inducing. It's video from Baumgartner's helmet camera and it shows his perspective as he plummets toward the Earth approaching the speed of sound.
About midway into the jump, Baumgartner goes into a violent spin that he's, thankfully, eventually able to get control of so he could open his parachute and stick the landing. Yes, it's rough looking at this on a Monday morning, but just think how he felt!
Here's how Baumgartener recounted it to Red Bull Stratos:
"There was a time I really thought I was in trouble. I had to decide to fight all the way down and I finally got stable.
That spin became so violent it was hard to know how to get out of it. I was able to get it under control and break the speed of sound."