Monday, October 15, 2012

World Record Skydive

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner became the first human to surpass the speed of sound when he skydove 24 miles above New Mexico as part of Red Bull's Stratos project.

New York Times - "Felix Baumgartner Was Just Thinking About Coming Home"
Fast Company - "Red Bull Stratos Shatters Records - and Traditional Notions of Marketing"

Q+A with Baumgartner following the jump:

Q: Standing on the platform of the capsule, looking down at earth and ready to jump
"When i was standing there on top of the world you become so humble--the only thing you want is to come back alive. You don’t want to die in front of your parents, your girlfriend and all those people.” 

Q: What he said at that moment
"I know the whole world is watching now and i wish the world could see what I see…Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you are.”

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