Red Bull is finally offering a point-of–view video of the extraordinary free fall Felix Baumgartner completed last year.
Dubbed “Fearless Felix,” Baumgartner’s skydive broke the sound barrier when he jumped from nearly 128,000 feet on Oct. 14, 2012. He reached a speed of 834 mph as he returned to his home planet, and once the five- minute dive was complete, he had stamped his place in history by achieving the fastest and highest free fall ever, CNET reports.
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of his accomplishment, Red Bull has released a video showing never-before-seen views of the epic jump. The video also reveals a gauge that tracked Baumgartner’s air speed, g-force, altitude and heart rate during his amazing fall.
Following the jump, Baumgartner described the experience as both humbling and exciting.
"Standing there on top of the world you become so humble. You do not think about breaking records anymore,” he said. "You do not want to die in front of your girlfriend or your parents. I said 'I know the whole world is watching right now and I wish the world could see what I can see. Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are.'"
It took him two-and-a-half hours to ascend in his capsule, which was connected to a 30 million-cubic-foot plastic balloon. The 43-year-old reached about 24 miles into the stratosphere before he jumped out of the craft, the Daily Mail reports. A new documentary on the project has also been released by Red Bull to coincide with the video. "Mission to the Edge of Space: The Inside Story of Red Bull's Stratos" follows the work that went into making the amazing feat happen, and it's available to view here.