Sunday, October 14, 2012

Did You Miss Felix Baumgartner's Space Jump? Don't Fret, Here Are Highlights

Felix Baumgartner jumps, Oct. 14, 2012. Image by spaceplasma on Tumblr...I own nothing.

For some reason Blogger is being crabby about embedding video again, so here's a link to the Red Bull Stratos space jump highlight video. It is 100 percent badass. 

For those who may not know what happened:

Earlier this afternoon, Felix Baumgartner jumped from an altitude of over 128,000 feet (that's approximately 24 miles) from the edge of space. More photos and highlights are at the Red Bull Stratos website. He fell to Earth, breaking the sound barrier (at Mach 1.24), making the highest ever free fall. I'm sure more photos and videos will follow, but the view was completely mind-blowing.

With the SpaceX launch/docking and this, it has been a pretty awesome week in aeronautics and space.

UPDATE: Click on this link to see the entire video of the jump!

...And click on this one for the post-jump press conference!