22 Oct 2012 07:58
Felix Baumgartner holds the Guinness World records certificate after breaking the speed of sound from 128,100 ft for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, NM
Felix's family and friends watch his jump in real time in Roswell, NM
Felix on Fox News with Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer
Felix interviewed by Today's Savannah Guthrie
NBC Weatherman Al Roker chats with Felix Baumgartner in Rockefeller Center
Fans find Felix in Rockefeller Center
Felix on the Today show
You could call him the fastest man alive. Ever since Felix Baumgartner jumped from 128,100 feet, his supersonic freefall continues to move full speed ahead with an overwhelming following. If you haven’t seen Felix in your time zone, you can still watch his interviews on the following links:
NBC’s Today show
NBC Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (airs tonight 10/22 12:35/11:35C)
Just moments after Felix landed safely from his near-space jump, tracking through the sky faster than the speed of sound, he was asked how it feels to accomplish the dream of a lifetime.
Felix: “I feel like 20 tonnes of ballast have just dropped off my shoulders, that’s how it feels after seven years of preparation and after you’ve played through this moment in your mind so many times before. It was an incredible up and down today, just like it’s been with the whole project. First we got off with a beautiful launch and then we had a bit of drama with the chest pack. We were close to aborting the mission because the heater for my visor wasn’t working properly. I thought ‘this can’t be happening’. It didn’t get any better and it was very draining. But we decided to go ahead anyhow. As you can see that was the right decision.”
And in case you’re wondering what’s next for Felix, he’s looking forward to flying helicopters - in the category of mountain rescues or whatever the call of duty may be. Also, a feature-length documentary produced by BBC and National Geographic is coming out later this fall covering the project from the very beginning.
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