GoPro Release GoPro Hero2 Footage Of 2012 Baumgartner Jump
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
On October 14th 2012, Felix Baumgartner set a new world record for highest ever skydive. I remember sitting there and watching the whole thing live as the whole event unfolded, in what was likely one of the most incredible stunts I will ever see in my lifetime.
Just over a year after the original jump, you can finally watch the Baumgartner stratosphere jump from the first-person view point, just we warned that it can be a little nauseating on full screen at some points, but also rather beautiful at others.
When he jumped to Earth he left his balloon at an altitude of 39 km, he maxed out at an impressive 1357.64 km/h (Mach 1.25) and that made him the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power. He survived a spin that could have ended up costing him his life to safely parachute safely back to earth a few minutes later.
GoPro documented the jump with seven HERO2 cameras and have only just published the 8-minute video clip that we have below, and with an 11MP image sensor, low-light capability and 120fps recording the film looks absolutely stunning.
Thank you PocketLint for providing us with this information.
Image courtesy of PocketLint.