Jump from the Edge of Space

Jump from the Edge of Space                Sublimare tripudio 

On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner exited a capsule held aloft by a balloon some 24 miles above the ground, stood on a step roughly the size of a skateboard … and jumped.

Baumgartner broke the world record for highest flight in a balloon, highest jump, broke the sound barrier with just his body and did it all with a camera strapped to his chest.  The world was allowed to be a part of his attempt vis a vis a live stream documenting every second of the stunt – from launch to jump to safe landing.  Approximately 8 million viewers collectively watched as he stepped off the edge of the capsule, held their collective breath as he spun down to earth until he gained control, straightened out and finally pulled his chute.  Watching it, we feel that it is our experience as much as Baumgartner’s.  All over the world we now have a collective experience, a conversation we can have together . . . we were given an opportunity to be a small part of Baumgartner’s sublime leap, his jump from the edge of space.

HD footage of his jump:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Oq2Xl7oiws

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