Felix Baumgartner’s historic jump captured in stunning HD footage

When daredevil Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier at Mach 1.24 speed after jumping from a capsule 24.2 miles above Earth in October 2012, we watched as he attained a skydiving record speed of 833.9 mph, and it was impressive. A year later, we watched the POV footage released by Red Bull Stratos, and it, too, was impressive. But neither compared to the incredible HD footage released a few days ago, and it appears many others agree as the video on YouTube has garnered more than 6.8 million views since Friday. We get the full back-and-forth instructions from mission control, and we see just how violent Baumgartner was spinning, along with the incredible views in HD. The jump occurs at 3:44; we suggest watching in full screen:

Seven GoPro cameras were attached to various places on his spacesuit. To name a few, his left leg had one pointing up and another pointing down. The same for the right leg. Another was on his chest.

The footage didn't disappoint.

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