Stepping off the capsule at 128,000 feet

Touchdown outside of Roswell, New Mexico

Click on either photo to enlarge. The photos are cropped screen grabs from the live stream online.

New records for descent speed, altitude and more.

Most important – Phew! He made it safe and sound. Felix Baumgartner.



  1. Road Runner says:

    And he landed on his feet!

    Wait for the clueless in Roswell to declare a UFO sighting!!

    • Glenn E. says:

      You won’t have to wait long. :)

    • msbpodcast says:

      Nah, he was clearly an IFO (Identified Falling Object.)

      He was probably tracked by laser rifle sights the moment he jumped off. (Just in case… Can’t be too careful, ya know.)

    • Tommy says:

      Aha ha ha, so fucking clever. People who believe in UFO’s are all CRAZY! Crazy I tell ya!

      Grow up Skippy.

  2. noname says:

    Allot of effort and expense to break a record, Good for him.

    • dusanmal says:

      Capitalist expense and effort. To achieve. To get return on achievement. Red Bull and Felix did it. Bureaucrats and Progressives collectively gnash teeth in disapproval of individual excellence, doing something out of ordinary and to most of horrors, not involving Government in the process and making a lot of money from it. Oh, their horrors, oh the Capitalist achievement.

      • stormtrooper 651 says:

        When do we get a speech from obama condemning these millionaires and billionaires who should be using this cash to pay more tax instead?
        And where’s Al Gore berating these people for selfishly and needlessly burning tonnes of hydrocarbons and destroying the planet in their millionaire and billionaire games?
        Besides, these guys didn’t achieve this feat, it was us 47 percent.

      • noname says:

        dusanmal, you’re such the tool.

        You throw terms like “Capitalist” around much like Marx did. You seem well versed in Marx’s works like, The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Capital!

        Now you need to take time to read one of our documents here in the United States of America. I recommend you read our Constitution. The first Amendment is a quick read, it’s about one of our freedoms, Free Speech!

        • pedro says:

          Awww, nobrain got a taste of his own food and didn’t like it.

          • noname says:

            Really PP(pointless pedro)! What are you talking about, I love my own food!

            Doctors confirm, you’re a total idiot!

      • jpfitz says:

        You don’t know shit from shineola, progress is in the word progressive. Go back to that strife riddled country you came from. America is for free thinkers who look to the future. Most of the comments you make seem to just want to divide people. I don’t care how educated you are, common sense is a wonderful attribute. Let’s see some from you without your derisive slants.

        • pedro says:

          And because liberuls like you abuse the word progressive (tell us what you brag & I’ll tell you what you lack) means you actualle look for progress? Nanny gubment liberul thinking is not progress.

          Go back to school.

        • noname says:

          jpfitz your prime example #1 of the “Typical Republican Hypocrite”. Your blog is as void of derisive slants, as your brain is full of shit!

          You don’t like free speech then go to Russia or where ever pedro is from!

          jpfitz you and pedro both are such the Angry Ideologues and definitely not “free thinkers”. You obviously believe blogs are for, puppies, happy flowers and Tea party blather that you can’t stand anything else!

          Really sad and good luck with that shrinking republican brain of yours. Karl Rove, FOX News and the tea party now have full control over your thinking now!

          I look forward to enjoying your reply and responding!

  3. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    He may have made it, but he didn’t make it happen…it took a village

    Government should get the applause today, it built the roads and policed the atmosphere enabling RedBull, who clearly ought to be investigated for wasting moneys on this show that propagandizes youth forcing the poor to buy energy drinks…

    The Obama administration gets the credit for this. Vote to raise your taxes, give them more money to spend, to do even greater things than this.

    Obama would approve of this message.

    But not that given by JFK who would have been proud of what capitalism does for the country:

    http://rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/10/12/flashback_jfk_s_1962_speech_advocating_tax_cuts

    That’s right Joe, you are no John Kennedy.

    • NobodySpecial says:

      It took millions of Americans coming together to drink a different fizzy caffeinated beverage.

      At least when this one does mindless publicity stunts there is a chance of someone being smeared across the landscape. Unlike that annoying women who wanted to teach the world to sing.

  4. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    Doesn’t make sense you collectivist loons celebrate individuality, its self contradiction, bobboesque…..

    • MikeN says:

      They were hoping he died so that they could talk about how the government had to pick up the tab for his freedom.

  5. Enemy_Of_The_State says:

    If Felix told you to jump off a bridge….

  6. sargasso_c says:

    An inspiration to hundreds of guys standing on high rise window ledges around the world.

  7. Van says:

    That’s one giant leap for a man.

  8. Glenn E. says:

    Wasn’t this based on a movie made back in the 1960s? Who’s title I can never remember. Because they’ve never showed the damn thing more than twice in 30 years! And not at all in the last 20. Maybe this event will make them dust off the old color print, and show it on TCM or AMC. But I’m not holding my breath.

  9. Dominick says:

    How did this become a political issue?!

    • Captain Obvious says:

      Some obvious stats:

      - 128,100 feet exit altitude
      - Freefall time 4:20
      - Max speed 833.9 mph
      - Mach speed 1.24
      - IQ for politicising thread 47

    • jpfitz says:

      I watched the space jump and saw nothing that would invite politics. But… The usual nutjobs here inject worthless banter about politics. Same as it ever was.

      fantastic and exciting jump.

      • pedro says:

        C’mon! Wouldn’t you’d love that one or two politicians took that plunge without that suit?

        • noname says:

          PP(pointless pedro) We all would like to push you out without the suit.

          What happens to shit when you drop it from 24 miles high?

          :) :) :) :)

  10. msbpodcast says:

    Thank a whole pantheon that gravity still works.

    Oh that’s right.

    Gravity isn’t mentioned in the bibble, qoran, torah, vedas or any other religious tract.

    He could have fallen up.

    The fact that he didn’t is, wait for it, a mystery.

  11. Ah_Yea says:

    I wonder if he could see Global Warming from there, because it ain’t here!

    “The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.

    The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

    This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years. ”

    http://dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2217286/Global-warming-stopped-16-years-ago-reveals-Met-Office-report-quietly-released–chart-prove-it.html

    Yup, I had to say it since the Liberals will never admit they blew BILLIONS of dollars on a worthless scam.

    • So what says:

      So you are agreeing that global warming WAS real?

      • pedro says:

        16 years ago, did you read that? Did you know that earth has been cooling and warming since its creation?

        • So what says:

          Not the point of the post, obviously your stalker had been decreasing your brain cells.

          • pedro says:

            I have to agree with you. Answering to (a) nobrain kinda rubs in you after a while

          • noname says:

            Too bad pedro!

            Stalking the stalker, oh the irony, plus its fun to bash PP(pointless pedro)!

  12. MikeN says:

    Obama needs to do this to save his campaign.

    • msbpodcast says:

      I’d like to see a major non-partisan effort and witness members of both houses as well as the incumbent and the candidate attempt this feat, but without suits or ‘chutes.

      This I feel would at last end the bickering over the spoils of our wallets and the entrails of our bank accounts.

  13. John Andrews says:

    Felix can thank God that I lost my bet!

  14. pedro says:

    I had acknowledgments to make but since this was posted by the WonderEd… yawn!

  15. B. Dog says:

    The man has plenty of guts — nice going!

  16. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    When informed of Felix Baumgartner’s rapid descent VP Biden immediately protested it was Bush’s fault there was no safety net to catch him…

    • orchidcup says:

      In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge. But every one shall die for his own iniquity.

      Jeremiah 31:29-30

  17. .... says:

    Lol at you guys trying to turn this into a triumph for Capitalism.

    GOVERNMENT COULD HAVE DONE THIS IN THE 50′s if they didn’t have their sights set higher.

  18. .... says:

    Good for him by the way!

  19. msbpodcast says:

    “If it wasn’t for these neural implants, he’d be a smokin’ crater by now.” – Terran Marine, Starcraft.

  20. MartinJJ says:

    Imagine free falling faster then the speed of sound. Quite amazing. What does it feel like? It probably feels like nothing is actually happening. No sound either. Up to a certain point you go faster and faster until the increasing air density starts slowing you down again. The only risk is spinning around as the almost lacking atmosphere is not causing much friction to keep you going down in a certain position. You could clearly see him spinning around for a while also. That actually could have killed him. Maybe he should have had some kind of steering chute to keep him upright? Though I doubt that would work up there. Or maybe some kind of airodynamics on his suit to achieve that?

  21. dcphill says:

    I just don’t understand why anybody would jump out of a perfectly good balloon ride.

  22. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

    GREAT threads.

    I like the idea that if you take out the politics, and you take out the religion, all thats left is the ……. technology of it? Thats not even interesting though.

    I give this thread 100% for humor and mixing it up. The only usual BS not appearing is that our gravity tester is a “hero.”

    The report I saw mentioned that the jumper was equipped with a drag chute that would pop out if the negative g’s in a spin exceeded 3.5. He did spin, but not that fast. Negative G’s==blood rushing to your head, and in this case feet. Causes a “red out” instead of a black out.

    Yep, proving something can be done that has no reason or purpose to be done–except make money. Does sound like capitalism.

  23. shooff says:

    Who will top it? Will this become the next Everest for thrill junkies?

    I remember watching bungee from New River Gorge in West Virginia thinking…..this is for crazy people.

    Fast forward 10 years and they are jumping from cranes in the bar districts nationwide late 1980′s.

    What’s next for those with unlimited money and time on their hands?

  24. MikeN says:

    Didn’t Roger Moore do this in Moonraker?

  25. Glenn E. says:

    Aw, he didn’t ride a boogie board down. I hope the next time it’s done. The guy tries air surfing most of the way down. Thus proving, as in the closing scene of “Darkstar”, that it could have been done!

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