REMEMBER that dude that jumped from outerspace a couple years ago? His name is Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian skydiver and apparent daredevil. He broke some records along the way, jumping from around 24 miles above the Earth’s surface and reaching speeds of 834 mph (Mach 1.25). This recently released video from GoPro shows a more indepth story with imagery that is literally out of this world.
Why do we do things like this? If the only answer is “because we can” I’m fine with that; I find this uplifting and a testament to the human spirit. I love what he says just before he jumps: “Sometimes you have to be up really high…to understand how small you are.”
Do yourself a favour and watch this one in full screen.