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Felix Baumgartner: #Blessed

Austrian daredevil makes one giant fall for mankind


 

One giant fall for mankind

Felix Baumgartner fell into the record books on Sunday afternoon after a death-defying freefall over New Mexico. "Mission accomplished," the Austrian daredevil tweeted after his 37-kilometre plunge. Here’s how Twitter recorded the jump, which had originally been scheduled for earlier this week:

Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Sun, Oct 14 2012 12:39:10

Monday:
a human being will be jumping from 120,000 feet free falling for about 6 minutes tomorrow. He is basically in outerspace. #RedBull Amazing.Josh Stump
As Felix goes into crew rest for the night, his mom took a moment to put on his helmet for Good luck #stratos #livejump http://pic.twitter.com/6q8hgKYxRed Bull Stratos
This time tomorrow we’ll know if Felix Baumgartner has survived jumping 100,000+ feet to Earth, breaking sound barrier http://nyti.ms/RrDKZVbldgblog
Tuesday:
Guy jumping from space, guys. Heads up.Bruce Arthur
Guy’s not jumping from space today, guys. As you were.Bruce Arthur
Sunday:
Countdown to launch. Balloon fully inflated. Next step, launch to the stratosphere. #stratos #livejump http://pic.twitter.com/MXLvX6TGRed Bull Stratos
#BlessedFelix Baumgartner
This is beautfiul!!!Felix Baumgartner
Live from space! World you are beautiful.Felix Baumgartner
Felix is about to jump! http://win.gs/stratosliveRed Bull Stratos
Amazing picture of @FelixBaumgart http://pic.twitter.com/NacPKpBdBrandi Kolmer
A big thank you to @felix_baumgart, @redbullstratos, and @NASA for letting us be a part of such a historic moment!!! http://pic.twitter.com/r52uOGkbJennifer Bullock
history @redbull @FelixBaumgart @RedBullStratos #edgeofspace http://pic.twitter.com/WRNs12PwJoe Umali
#felibaumgartner standing in #space seconds before his jump and save landing back on earth by @joergmitter @ http://instagr.am/p/QxfJiJBrl7/Red Bull Stratos
Felix Baumgartner and his team are now officially legendary! What does 725 MPH feel like? @felixbaumgart http://pic.twitter.com/LZ9VhkeuTy Pennington
RT @RaphaelBrinkert: "Mach keine Werbung, mach etwas interessantes." Von @RedBull zu lernen, heißt siegen zu lernen. #Redbullstratos http://pic.twitter.com/ASpDUjp7Pierre
Felix lands safely! #livejump #livejump http://win.gs/QPw1rfRed Bull Stratos
Felix just broke the record for the record of highest manned balloon flight at over 113,740 ft. http://win.gs/stratosliveRed Bull Stratos
#felixbaumgartner reached 60.000 feet. #redbull #stratos #mission #control room by @joergmitter @limeximages http://instagr.am/p/QxPrwfBrlU/Red Bull Stratos
Dear Mrs Eva Baumgart ,Your Son made it!! Congratulations!!!! @felixbaumgart #LiveJump http://pic.twitter.com/gB35q4fcCarla Erika
My hero at the moment @FelixBaumgart !!Swag
You’re a hero @FelixBaumgart. http://pic.twitter.com/CheFV081وعد المطرفي
Mission accomplished!Felix Baumgartner


 
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Felix Baumgartner: #Blessed

  1. An unreal achievement with maybe a tad too much advertising. Nonetheless, the view he had was so humbling and something I hope to be able to experience one day. I found this art print by the talented Michelle Woodward that I would love to send to Felix as a cool reminder of that view: http://www.artfromconcentrate.com/collections/afc-4/products/spaceman