Felix Baumgartner: "I had a system to achieve this. I break things into portions. I don't look at the end result, just always looking for the next task." courtesy Red Bull Stratos , www.redbullstratos.com
Felix Baumgartner's Record Space Jump videos and photos
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(Newsdesk) “Start the cameras and our guardian angel will take care of you,” were the words of Felix Baumgartner’s mentor Col. Joe Kittinger before he stepped away from his capsule falling into the stratosphere. Kittinger was the only person who spoke with Felix during the ascent. The exit was perfect, said Felix after the jump, but then he started spinning during the freefall. ”I thought I’d just spin a few times and that would be that, then I started to speed up. It was really brutal at times. I thought for a few seconds that I’d lose consciousness.” “I didn’t feel a sonic boom because I was so busy just trying to stabilize myself. We’ll have to wait and see if we really...