The Day a Man Jumped from The Edge of Space

Yesterday, Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a balloon from the edge of space. Yesterday my family and I sat around the computer screen watching it all unfold via YouTube’s live-stream in awe of what was taking place. I imagine it was much like watching the Moon Landing on 21 July 1969 for those that weren’t around at the time to see it. We were all on the edge of our seats watching him do his 40 point check list before the jump took place and each step which was completed notched my heart rate up a few beats. I can’t remember the last time I was so captivated by something. The fact that one man jumped from 128’000 feet from the edge of space and minutes later was on the ground after traveling more than 800mph and breaking the sound barrier blows my mind. More so that it was all caught on camera’s as shown below.