Fall 24 miles to Earth with Felix Baumgartner in new space-jump video
Whatâ€™s it like to fall to Earth from 24 miles up in the stratosphere? Only Felix Baumgartner knows for sure -- but a new video takes you along for his record-breaking ride.
On Oct. 14, 2012, the Austrian skydiver stepped off the narrow porch of an experimental capsule hovering 127,852 feet over New Mexico and became the first free-falling person to break the sound barrier. Instruments recorded his top speed at 843.6 miles per hour, which is 1.25 times faster the speed of sound.
The stunt was pulled off with the help of Sage Cheshire Inc. and other Southern California aerospace companies. As my colleague W.J. Hennigan reported, these firms are anticipating commercial space travel and want to know whether passengers can safely bail out from stratospheric heights. Energy drink maker Red Bull funded the mission, to the tune of millions of dollars....
This was truly spectacular. Saw it live as it happened but this video was from Felix's perspective and you can see just how fragile we are. I'm not going to dog the Pastor guy but you can tell anyone who would be in a Violent spinâ€¦"I think I'm going to pass out" would definitely be asking for some help. I believe Felix did and you know thats a personal thing intamate with his creator. I always think that our spiritual relationship is just that intamate For sure God had his back and he made home safe & sound.
Pastor Mike wrote: Felix, did you meet the Lord Jesus while you were in the sky? laugh out loud
I'm told that the famous cosmonaut and atheist Alexi Leonov, while in the midst of making the first space walk, said "I see no god out here". To which at least one pastor in the USA has replied that if Leonov REALLY wanted to see God during his space walk, all he needed to do was to remove his space suit.
Don't know if it was Leonov but I heard that at least one space-walker had to let almost all the air out of his space suit, which expanded significantly once he exited his space vehicle, in order to be able to re-enter the capsule's hatch.