Last updated on January 6th, 2015
Stunning newly released high definition video of human free fall from 24 miles up clearly reveals how small we really are while we live on this magnificent planet.
On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner ascended more than 24 miles above Earth’s surface to the edge of space in a stratospheric balloon.
Millions across the globe watched as he opened the door of the capsule, stepped off the platform, and broke the speed of sound while free falling safely back to Earth.
Felix set three world records that day—and inspired us all to reach beyond the limits of our own realities, and re-imagine our potential to achieve the incredible.
From the airless freeze of outer space, to the record-breaking free fall and momentous return to ground — see it all through Felix’s eyes as captured by ground breaking technology – HD HERO2® cameras.
YouTube removed the original video. however I’ve found a new link:
A lesson from history…
“Sometimes, you have to be up really high to understand how small you are.”
Our own point of view, our perspective and what we see, is often very limited. What we think is the world around us, is only just a piece. It takes effort to see and understand the bigger picture – it doesn’t come naturally. We must get ourselves up ‘really high’ to see it…