Felix Baumgartner breaks sound barrier as he free falls from space (29 Photos & Video)


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  • Bingo Fanoola

    In the interests of pedantry I should point out that space starts at 62 miles.

    • LS2_Goat

      The jump was from the edge of the Stratosphere hence the name of the mission "Stratos"

      • Tyler P

        I think he's pointing out that in the tweet it says he jumped from space, which he did not.

        • MikeyMate

          I guess 24 miles isn't enough to impress some people

          • Justin Cider

            that's what she said

            • Micheal Scott

              Hahahahah yes!

        • KFAD

          Out of space

    • brad

      Always one

    • Dan

      Nerd!

    • Pretty Smile

      And FYI he never technically went "Super Sonic" There was no transonic band.

      • Pretty Smile

        And FYI he never technically went "Super Sonic" There was no transonic band.
        Scratch That. Just saw a pic of it.

        • a lister

          Who took the pics?

  • LaLakers2408

    #29 fell out of bed, close enough

    • Dr. Fuck U Douche

      Well, I'm a doctor
      I just saved a child's life.
      But for sure today u win… douche

      • TNchiver

        Yea, i liked this post till I got to #29. He just sounds like an arrogant prick now! Guess he kinda has a reason to be cocky, but still a douche bag thing to post.

        • Eddie

          It's not his real twitter.

      • Guest

        You saved a child's life, but he can fall really fast…I don't know…let's call this one a tie

        • Guest

          Heh….Although to fair, that is a fake account

    • back2worknow

      Global troll is successful.

    • SuperDanMan4290

      Homework for a Senior College class….Not close enough to jump from space though.

      Best,

      ~SuperDanMan

      • Please

        Can you do everyone a favor and stop putting "~SuperDanMan" after your comments.

        • SuperDanMan4290

          hmmm, No. IDGAF

          Best,

          ~SuperDanMan

  • Theresia

    #27 You are insane.. I like that!

  • Tiber_Septim

    An amazing feat of daring!

  • I_Johannes

    #11 When he jumped, all I could do was listen if he was still breathing. And then there was a short break in the live stream and I didn't hear if he was still breathing. And I found my self yelling to my computer: "Breath! Please breath you crazy bastard!!". S*"#t that was exciting.

    • Tornpantz

      You could tell he was nervous as hell, but it was pretty funny how the ground crew kept saying " Felix undo the oxygen hose… undo the oxygen hose Felix…undo the oxygen hose.. good boy", like he was some kind of trained dog.

  • kaboom!

    #29 well i just had waffles and went back to sleep 😦

  • djstout17

    Balls… This guy has them.

    • 1fjef

      Yeah I'm not sure where he
      had them stored in that space suit because they've got to be the size of basketballs!

    • Dj Rumba

      I hope not, he's endorsed by red bull.

  • ktmsandwitch

    #7 that moment when the whole world is watching, yet you feel completely alone

  • MandoMerc14

    That guy will never pay for a drink ever again.

    • pgvw

      Obviously the rest of us pay far to much if they can afford this shit lol

      • Devil Doc

        First of all, you meant too* … Second of all, no one's making you buy Red Bull. It's not like it was tax dollars, I'd rather see them put their money towards this, a huge day for the scientific community, then towards their CEO's new yacht.

        • Ryno

          You must have meant than* towards their CEO's new yacht.

          • Devil Doc

            Indeed I did haha, no excuse on that one.

    • AMB

      not from redbull anyways

    • 1fjef

      Not in my bar he won't. It'll be well worth the investment to be this guys wing man trust me.

  • Ghilo

    What a badass.

  • jabrone

    #7 Photo alone has me feeling terribly uneasy.

  • Nate

    #13 #14 Not from the record jump, but all these photos are still awesome.

    • Daniel Tosh

      "And I'm freeeeee, free fallin'

    • Dazz

      Neither is #7 #15 #27

  • http://www.facebook.com/Betz.23 Brandon Betz

    The only thing that could have made this more awesome would have been if the pod he went up in was a giant Red Bull can. Congrats to you Felix!

  • IRawdoggedyurgf

    So what the hell do you do after this….everything would be so mundane! Its like losing your virginity to scarlett johannsen, everything would be downhill from there!

    • Chris

      Skydive from the International Space Station.

      • CalculatedRisk

        Into Scarlett Johannsen.

  • Danousen

    *7
    Best Photo of 2012!

  • Danousen

    #7
    Best Photo of 2012!

    • Arnold

      This photo also not from the record jump. Chive is too lazy to sort them. Just copy from Red Bull's site.

  • sledneck600

    What’s next? Landing on the moon?!?!
    But seriously this guy is legendary.

  • Lyra

    #29 Well, that just made him a little bit of a assh*le…..

    • ThoseDamnTrolls

      That's not his real twitter account. Wasn't him.

      • KAFman

        If it's on the internet… it's true.

        • repoman86

          I'd like to introduce you to a little someone called DaveonWheels

    • Justlikemypoop

      He just jumped out of friggin' space!!! He can be an A-HOLE if he wants! 😛

    • Felix's Mom

      You can see his name is misspelled on the account, not sure if it's included for the joke (which is funny) or just bad reporting.

    • BWaecker

      I know it's not him and it sounds douchey, but if I did that there would just be a picture of my dick with "suck it" written above it.

      • Jack o' lantern

        Would you use a really tiny font to make your junk look normal sized?

  • AshKapow

    1969: One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind

    2012: I'm going home now

    • http://4chan.org/b/ gnocco

      2012: One small step for mankind, one giant leap for man*

    • Joe vk

      1969: one small step for *a man, one giant leap for mankind

    • CalculatedRisk

      Thank God he didn't say "YOLO!"

  • http://daviddolimblog..com yojimbo10

    Reblogged this on david dolim's blog and commented:
    Simply Amazing.

  • N8orius

    what happened to the capsule? entered space, fell back to earth and hit someone's house? where's the closure?

    • Drunkn1

      It was cut from the balloon and parachuted back down, it's probably now being used by Felix's kids as a fort of awesomeness – If he has any that is!

      • http://twitter.com/undefined @undefined

        If he didn't, he does now, all the women watching the video got pregnant just from their imaginations

    • Ashkan

      the capsule had separate parachutes and it landed safely a few minutes after he landed. the big balloon was also recovered 🙂

  • Franky
  • Tyler P

    insanity at its finest

  • Slim Jim

    congrates man, you are now the fastest man

  • Bill

    Holy shit…I get the willies just standing on the roof of my house!

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