Brave Beyond Belief (what Felix Baumgartner actually said)
Yesterday evening (14 Oct 2012 UK time) Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner become the first human to go faster than the speed of sound without a vehicle, reaching a maximum velocity of 833.9 mph (1,342 kmph). In jumping out of a balloon 128,100 feet / 24 miles /39 km above New Mexico, the 43-year-old also smashed the record for the highest ever freefall.
VIDEO: Here’s him making the jump:
For me the magic moment is when he gains control around 3’30″.
VIDEO: And here’s him landing, with his reflections on the jump as the audio (from a press conference):
Here’s the accurate quote of what he said just before stepping out of his capsule – it’s been misreported as he repeated it roughly at that press conference afterwards.