Watch Amazing Fall From Space Documentary Free
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One year ago Felix Baumgartmer did something truly unique. He hoisted himself up into the stratosphere in a capsule pulled by a helium balloon. At 127,852 feet he walked out upon a small platform on the craft and then… he jumped. Wearing only protective pressurized suit with a parachute, Felix hurtled through the atmosphere, breaking the speed of sound.
“Amazingly the only other things he broke during his speedy descent were three world records”
Amazingly the only other things he broke during his speedy descent were three world records: Fastest freefall (843.6 mph), highest freefall and highest manned balloon flight. But the flight was more than just proving he could do it. Baumgartmer wore a variety of sensors that measured everything from his heart rate to g-forces he was experiencing on various parts of his body. Overall the experiment has great promise in providing information about how similar techniques may be used for astronaut safety. (Sandra Bullock would have loved a suit like this!)
If you’d like to learn more about this jump, the popular music-streaming website Rdio will allow people to stream the documentary following every step of Baumgartmer’s historic expedition for free over the next three months. You can begin by viewing the trailer here:
Finally, here’s the link to the complete documentary.