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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

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
Guy jumping from space, guys. Heads up.Bruce Arthur
Guy’s not jumping from space today, guys. As you were.Bruce Arthur
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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