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Red Bull Releases Multiple Angle POV and Mission Data Video from Stratos Skydive

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner‘s insane Red Bull Stratos skydive from the edge of space. As the whole world watched, Baumgartner plummeted towards Earth from a mind-blowing 128,100 feet, ultimately landing safely.

The man free fell for a total of four minutes and twenty-two seconds, and if you want to watch the whole inspirational/terrifying experience from his point of view, now you can.

In honor of that one year anniversary, Red Bull has decided to upload footage from three action cams strapped to Baumgartner’s person during the stratosphere dive, alongside all of the mission data so you can see the altitude, airspeed and G-forces he experienced.

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In case you don’t know the crazy statistics that go along with this video, Baumgartner broke three records during his Stratos jump: highest freefall, highest manned balloon flight and first free-falling man to break the sound barrier.

And even though he didn’t clinch the fourth record he was going for — longest freefall still belongs to Col. Joe Kittinger at four minutes and thirty-six seconds — that’s hardly something to get upset about given what he did achieve.

For more info on Stratos, head over to the Red Bull Stratos website by clicking here. But first, be sure to check out the video at the top to see the whole thing for yourself.


 
  • Randell

    The guy’s got balls of steel, very exciting to watch.
    One question though – Why was his altimeter still reading 4000 odd feet once he’d reached the ground?
    Was there a malfunction or is the on screen display not synced to real time?

  • Jose Escobar

    I thought he was gonna crack open a red bull.

  • Justin Manteuffel

    His altimeter might have been set relative to sea level. He landed in New Mexico where the mean elevation is 5700ft. 4600ft isn’t too far off.

  • http://www.thisisjoe.net YJawhar

    Altitude is the elevation above sea level.

  • josh_orbit

    I will always remember this as one of the most amazing things I’ve seen. Seeing that hatch open over the curve of the earth gives me chills.

  • Randell

    This is what I thought. Not really a very accurate way to do things though.
    This means that he could actually open his parachute at too low an altitude.
    No problems for him in this instance, but what if his main chute had failed and he had to deploy his reserve chute.
    Would he still have had enough altitude with minus the 4600 feet?

  • Kaygeebee

    You could say he actually broke a record by getting to the ground faster! That’s how they usually do it in racing, lowest elapsed time.