New Chest Cam Footage Lets You Experience Felix Baumgartner’s Space Jump From His Point Of View (Video)
This Felix Baumgartner world record skydiving story just keeps on giving and giving. Yesterday we gave you the record-breaking details along with a couple of videos released by the Red Bull Stratos Team. And today we have another amazing video.
You see, it turns out that the one thing the Red Bull Stratos team was most worried about when Felix jumped out of his pod was that he would fall into an uncontrollable spin. If that happened, the centrifugal force generated by the spin would send all his blood away from the center of his body, causing it to come squirting out of his eye sockets.
I know. It sounds like science fiction, but it’s true.
Well, almost immediately after taking the leap, sure enough, Baumgartner started spinning round and round. Luckily, he was able to get the situation under control. And now, thanks to the release of footage shot by the camera attached somewhere on the guy’s midsection, we can watch the first minute and a half of Felix’s free-fall and experience the initial spinning as if we were actually there.
Take a look:
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling kind of dizzy right about now.