How scary! Felix plunged down to Earth in a 25 mile free fall on Oct. 14, breaking the sound barrier! But before he landed, he was in a DANGEROUS ‘death spin.’
Felix Baumgartner hit mach 1.24 as he plummeted to Earth from 128,000 feet, a feat he had been planning for five years! One tiny error could have made his blood boil and his brain explode. Almost ending in tragedy, Felix was sickeningly spinning head-over-heels for minutes before regaining control of the fall — so scary.
For more than four minutes, Felix was a white speck falling through a dark sky plunging from 24.5 miles above the Earth at up to 834mph!
“In that situation, when you spin around, it’s like hell and you don’t know if you can get out of that spin or not,” Felix said about his fall.
Then, Felix’s parachute opened and five minutes later he successfully landed on the ground having made the highest and fastest skydive in history!
After the fall he said, “Trust me, when you stand up there on top of the world, you become so humble. It’s not about breaking records any more. It’s not about getting scientific data. The only thing you want is to come back alive.”
We’re so happy Felix made it out alive — and broke records in the process!
Are you surprised he succeeded, HollywoodLifers?