World record free fall

World record free fall

As told by Redbull.

I was talking to my SO and was rather shocked at what he saw at work the other day. He had to show me and just the title made me cringe a little (I hate heights and especially long drops so you are not going to see me on a roller coaster like ever). Mind you, when I see the words ‘free fall’ I tend to think of some crazy sky diver jumping from a plane at a high altitude spiraling down to use a parachute at the last second.

Mission Accomplished - Red Bull Stratos - World Record Freefall

 
 
But maybe it was the Red Bull. Maybe the guy is simply a professional daredevil and wanted to outdo his fellow daredevils. Or maybe he simply is that brave. Either way, the guy with a I’m sure carefully choreographed and trained group was launched into the stratosphere in this tiny capsule thing that was more chair balloon than anything. He was hovering above the clouds to where it looked almost as if he was in space – and just like a boss stepped out to fall straight down back to earth.
 
Supposedly this whole stunt was to measure velocity levels or some science-related stuff. All the world saw was one brave guy who, without readable fear, jumped off from an inhuman height to stare down at what was the earth and jump. I don’t think even the moronic guys on Jackass would dare do this. A world record was definitely made though. See, science can be both thrilling and fun to watch!