3/16/2012 6:00 PM ET |
Filed under: Fitness
… And that's just the beginning!
Felix Baumgartner, skydiver and professional crazy man, jumped from more than 13 miles up after ascending in a helium balloon.
All of this is just a test run before he goes for the RECORD, which is 19.5 miles set in 1960.
He wants to do 23 miles!
Here's what Felix said (which is the perfect name for a guy who does this):
"I like to challenge myself. and this is the ultimate skydive. I think there's nothing bigger than that. That was the momentum we needed for the whole team. Now we are ready for the 90,000 jump. I could not really feel my hands in freefall as it was so cold. We have to work on this."
Felix reached speeds of up to 364.4mph and was in freefall for three minutes and 43 seconds before pulling his parachute cords.
What's even more incredible is the picture posted above!
Good luck, Felix!
Tags: challenge, crazy, fall, incredible, men, picture, record, skydive, space, team, test, work