New footage shows first-person view of Felix Baumgartner's space jump
by WNCN Staff
Pilot Felix Baumgartner gets ready to jump from the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M., on Oct. 14, 2012. (Red Bull Stratos)
One year after Felix Baumgartner's 24-mile space jump, Red Bull has released a new video of the record-breaking skydive.
The video features helmet-cam footage from Baumgartner's nine-minute fall to Earth on Oct. 14, 2012.
High into the Earth's stratosphere, Baumgartner stepped out of the helium balloon capsule in specially built pressurized suit. During his 4-minute free fall, Baumgartner hit a top speed of 843.8 miles per hour, becoming the first human to shatter the sound barrier without traveling in a jet or a spacecraft.
At 8,200 feet, the Austrian daredevil deployed his parachute and floated to Earth over the next five minutes.
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