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See Beautiful First-Person Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Space Fall To Earth: VIDEO

Freefall

On October 9 2012, Australian daredevil Felix Baumgartner successfully completed a 24-mile free-fall to Earth. And though we've seen first-person and multiple POV videos from the stunt, this newly released video recaptures the drama and beauty of Baumgartner's tumble in breathtaking sharpness, audio, and music to boot!

See the video AFTER THE JUMP...

During the fall, Baumgartner not only broke the sound barrier, he also broke the world's records for the highest manned balloon flight, the highest parachute jump and the fastest free fall.

The action starts at 3:10.

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  1. While a crazy jump like that sounds like something an Ozzie would do, Baumgartner is actually from Austria!

    Posted by: John | Jan 31, 2014 9:26:04 PM


  2. Loser

    Posted by: Will | Jan 31, 2014 10:11:03 PM


  3. "Yeah, one time I broke the sound barrier, WITH MY F*CKING BODY"!!!

    Posted by: RONTEX | Jan 31, 2014 10:18:27 PM


  4. He's Austrian not Australian.

    Posted by: marco | Jan 31, 2014 10:24:08 PM


  5. You know Towleroad, there are Australians and then there are Austrians.

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Jan 31, 2014 10:48:03 PM


  6. That jump was a bit more than a stunt. Adjusting hand/arm/leg positions is important for controlling a free fall, and they had to design what is basically a spacesuit to make that relatively easy to do. According to an astronaut I once met, it is actually pretty hard to get work done in a spacesuit because of a tendency to inflate like a balloon. With the current spacesuits, you have to exert some effort just to hold your arms in any position different from that of an inflated spacesuit with no one inside.

    Here's a news article about the technical issues:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/17/felix-baumgartner-suit_n_1975184.html

    Posted by: Bill | Jan 31, 2014 10:56:19 PM


  7. never watched any of these videos and totally not understanding the allure...but...emmm, okay.

    Posted by: redball | Feb 1, 2014 12:24:59 AM


  8. Everyone else beat meet to pointing out the difference between Austria and Australia. But I'll summarize it this way: kangaroos, or no kangaroos.

    Posted by: Chuck | Feb 1, 2014 1:05:31 AM


  9. While a crazy jump like that sounds like something an Ozzie would do, Baumgartner is actually from Austria!

    Posted by: jacky | Feb 1, 2014 4:28:32 AM


  10. Jacky ... thanks for plagiarizing my comment! Who do you think you are, Shia LaBeouf?

    Posted by: John | Feb 1, 2014 12:03:14 PM


  11. John and Jacky..POI they are Aussies not Ozzies.

    Posted by: *****overTX | Feb 1, 2014 4:00:49 PM


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