For months TheBlaze has been talking about Felix Baumgartner and his anticipated, record-breaking skydive from the edges of space, for which he has been preparing himself for the last five years. After the stratosphere jump was delayed due to weather concerns in the New Mexico last week, Baumgartner successfully (and safely) took on the challenge Sunday.
Here is the stats breakdown of his Red Bull Stratos project jump and accomplishments:
Fastest ever free fall
Highest manned balloon flight
Although the numbers are impressive, the pictures show the what the stats simply can’t. Here are some of the best images:
If you haven’t seen the completed mission yet, take a look at this version condensed into a minute and a half:
This CBS report of the fall has audio from Baumgartner sharing his thoughts after the jump. He says, “You become so humble, you do not think about breaking records anymore.” Watch the clip:
As a bonus video, a clever LEGO builder has already recreated Baumgartner’s jump at a 1:350 scale. Watch the miniature, block version of the jump (via io9):
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.