Felix Baumgartner jumps, Oct. 14, 2012. Image by spaceplasma on Tumblr…I own nothing.

For some reason Blogger is being crabby about embedding video again, so here’s a link to the Red Bull Stratos space jump highlight video. It is 100 percent badass. 

For those who may not know what happened:

Earlier this afternoon, Felix Baumgartner jumped from an altitude of over 128,000 feet (that’s approximately 24 miles) from the edge of space. More photos and highlights are at the Red Bull Stratos website. He fell to Earth, breaking the sound barrier (at Mach 1.24), making the highest ever free fall. I’m sure more photos and videos will follow, but the view was completely mind-blowing.

With the SpaceX launch/docking and this, it has been a pretty awesome week in aeronautics and space.

UPDATE: Click on this link to see the entire video of the jump!

…And click on this one for the post-jump press conference!

Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of the This Space Available space blog, published since 2010. In January 2019, Emily’s This Space Available blog was incorporated into the National Space Society’s blog. The content of Emily’s blog can be accessed via the This Space Available blog category.

Note: The views expressed in This Space Available are those of the author and should not be considered as representing the positions or views of the National Space Society.

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