If you are a little like me, you were definitely watching Felix Baumgartner in the Red Bull Stratos project yesterday while he tried to complete a world record breaking jump. The launch was perfect, than Felix had a few problems with his visor, because of the power supply. When the top point was reached he jumped off of the capsule with ease, but started to spin slowly. Spinning was increasing with speed, luckily he managed to stop spinning and stay conscious. After 9 minutes and 3 seconds (4 minutes and 19 second of free fall) from jump to landing, Felix touched the ground safely with a perfect landing.
Felix reached 128,100 feet (39,045 meters) in a helium filled balloon and completed a record breaking jump from the edge of space, exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket powered airplane. This was not the only record he broke, he cleared two more, highest free fall and highest manned balloon flight.
Overall the day was huge success and even for Youtube, cause this was the biggest live stream of all time.
“Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you are.”– Felix Baumgartner