Jumping From The Edge of Space
Well, this past weekend, I played some video games, caught up on some TV shows with my fiancée, read a few pages of a book and watched some sports here and there. What did you guys do? Anything exciting? How about skydive from space? You didn’t? Well that’s what Felix Baumgartner did.
Reminiscent of the day when I was trying to decide what to do for dinner and some spacemen were fixing their spacecraft with improvised spacetools, I juggled with whether to watch football, read or play a video game while Felix prepared to jump out of his space capsule, which had been lifted roughly 24 miles off the ground by a balloon over the course of more than 2 hours, and break the sound barrier in an 800+ mph freefall as more than 7 million people looked on.
If you missed it live, check it out here. It pretty much speaks for itself.
Image courtesy of Red Bull, science, Wikipedia and Felix’s fortitude.