Daredevil Falls From 24 Miles Up

Posted: October 16, 2012 by jerkmagblog in VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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On Sunday afternoon, daredevil Felix Baumgartner fell to the earth from 24 miles up. With the use of special gear and guidance from retired Air Force Col. Joseph Kittinger, Baumgartner completed his fall in four minutes and 20 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 833.9 miles per hour.

This video of the week filmed his preparation for the fall and the entire four minutes and 20 seconds it took to complete it.

I know that if I were in his shoes, I would definitely be changing my pants as soon as I landed back on earth. You go Felix; you are now much cooler than the guy who tight roped across Niagara Falls.

On a more inspirational, ‘go after your dreams’ note, during his news conference after the fall, Baumgartner said, “I know the whole world is watching now, and I wish the world could see what I see, and sometimes you have to go really high up to see how small you are.”

-Chelsey Perry

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