Watch the First Human Skydive from Space—Faster Than the Speed of Sound
Red Bull Stratos sent the first skydiver to space in a weather balloon this past weekend. Free-fall jumper Felix Baumgartner reached 24 miles in altitude in the Earth's upper stratosphere before he leaped from the capsule. Felix reached a maximum speed of 833mph, breaking the sound barrier, before slowing down at the atmosphere, where he finished with a 4:20 minute freefall.
To see Felix's view from his headcam during the initial jump from space, including the dizzying spirial, watch this video.
If you missed the live broadcast, you can see a replay of the full drop here.
The jump was originally planned for the morning of October 9th, but was delayed due to gusty winds.
Here was some pics from the first failed attempt...
The aborted attempt used up their first of 2 gigantic balloons. These balloons, while incredibly expensive, can only be used once, so they only had one more chance to pull off the launch in the coming days.
Did you watch the live jump?