You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who didn't know about Felix Baumgartner's 24 mile supersonic skydive this weekend. Everyone was talking about it (but not talking about how lame it is that Redbull had their logo plastered all over such a crazy occasion), and everyone held their breath as he jumped.
We all had to wait 4 minutes and 20 seconds for his freefall to complete before we had any indication that he'd be landing safely.
Amazingly, during that almost-five-minutes, Felix was at one point traveling at 833 mph or Mach 1.24, and he shattered the speed of sound. He is the only human to do so (we're not sure about aliens) without the aid of a supersonic jet or space shuttle.
Here's what he said:
"It's like swimming without touching the water, and it's hard because every time it turns you around you have to figure out what to do. So I was sticking my arm out then it became worse. I had a lot of pressure in my head. But I didn't feel like I was passing out. I was still feeling ok, I — I thought, 'I can handle the situation.' And I did."
He was four times higher than most passenger jets fly when he jumped — and landed perfectly on his feet in the New Mexico desert.
He did it to inspire the next generation, to inspire science, and of course… for the records!
Check out the nausea-inducing video (above)!