Felix Baumgartner's 1st cable interview since record skydive
Daredevil describes freefall from edge of space
- Duration 4:12
- Date Oct 22, 2012
Daredevil describes freefall from edge of space
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Sky diving into the history books millions watched Felix Baumgartner is death defying diet.
Leaping from the edge of space 24 miles above the Arab League best three times as high as most passenger jets -- just for a -- reference he's the first person.
To break the sound barrier with his body but when the highest freefall ever so why did that feel like many of us -- -- -- -- rings around.
-- here's the only man who can help us understand it he's joins us for his first cable -- enemies since that down.
Felix Baumgartner the first man to skydive from space Felix first to Moscow to CF hi.
Our -- that she is survived that that and then it went so well -- -- -- -- sort of skip across the earth but after you landed it was just an amazing thanks so.
-- I ask you you know what it felt like you -- you're gonna say a little prayer and jump.
You take us back there well what it looked went through your mind and what it feel like.
Well when you standing there on outside the caps on top of the world if you become so humble you know it's not about breaking records anymore it's all about coming home alive.
Did you step off and you realize everything around it was so -- style and you have about.
Forty seconds to figure out how -- stuff that's been because I knew from the feeling on -- you gonna stand.
-- have forty seconds to figure it out now have to use almost got having skills in those four minutes to perform well.
When -- -- spinning out of control that was the most frightening moment for everybody watching and certainly for -- injured everybody else who has been with you on this ride.
What would it feel like.
Thought it was a very violent spin you know we can feel if you plot is going to your brain.
And I knew I'm not gonna pass out but I was close -- not have to -- to fight it all the way through wind and luckily it worked.
You know you talked about it as -- here.
Press conference afterwards he talked about sort of how it was it was a life changing moment and and that he wanted to retire.
Well how did you reach that I put everything out.
There and yet and we -- -- and not think it's time to move on because -- you cannot top this this has been.
Such an incredible training and I'm unlucky everything went well and not think it's time to move on and on what can and I'm gonna work as a profession helicopter pilot in the future.
You know that when you take a look at where we're looking now that the parachute.
Part of this job.
You canceled it had to postpone the jump a couple of times it was a little too windy up there do you ever think to yourself you know what I -- I really don't want to give us and that this is too scary and I -- live my life.
Now -- -- if you will start working on this you know -- -- us for five years you put everything out there and are you willing to go the extra mile.
There's no way to turn around the chest has just keep it is just.
It is hearts to accomplish -- be accomplished we knew it's not going to be easy there's a reason -- championship held that record for 52 years and we made it.
In terms of your family and the people that love you one more worried about you feel what rethinking antenna ball -- up there.
I didn't get the first question my my -- of your your family and the people that you love and a risky we're taking what went through your mind as you went through this.
It kind of feel bad if you put them on the line because my mom she -- when the capsule took off.
And if she could see her son is going up the space.
And at that moment when you out there you -- feel kind of bad because you mommy she's watching this you know but as soon -- the -- open it was a big relief for everyone.
And then she must have been.
Beside herself when she site services -- -- may Earth's surface when you finally landed there so helicopter -- gonna feel like a breeze activists feel sad thing.
It's not like a priest because his difficulty knowledge if you wanna put out a fire rescue people from amount it's not that -- so it's a -- still a lot to learn from me.
But I'm I'm I'm willing to do it in on the next refuse I'm manhunt -- -- -- becoming really -- -- -- Best of luck to you look like that is not a scratch on -- and all Clausen was we we had our doubts when he came and visited us and we -- your suit but you put all those doubts set aside.
And we thank you so much -- great to see you again.
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