GoPro was able to capture stunning footage of Baumgartner's freefall using seven HERO2 cameras.
No one will ever accuse Felix Baumgartner of not living his life to the fullest. In fact, Baumgartner must just be the poster child for taking risks and never saying no. In October 2012, for example, he jumped out of a balloon and plunged 24 miles to Earth, becoming the first skydiver to travel faster than the speed of sound. Fortunately for all of us non-space jumpers, GoPro was able to capture stunning footage of Baumgartner’s freefall using seven HERO2 cameras.
“From the airless freeze of outer space, to the record-breaking free fall and momentous return to ground—see it all through Felix’s eyes as captured by GoPro, and experience this incredible mission like never before. No one gets you closer than this,” GoPro wrote in an introduction accompanying the newly released footage of Baumgartner’s epic space jump.
The newly released footage gives viewers a first-person look at what Baumgartner saw as he sped towards Earth. At one point, the daredevil had to overcome a feeling that he was going to pass out as he spun rapidly. “I have been in a violent spin for a long time. Feels like I have to pass out,” Baumgartner tells mission control. Amazingly, he’s able to stabilize himself and land safely on Earth.
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