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This video is not business related, but it's very worth watching anyway.
It's the long-form YouTube video of Felix Baumgartner's space jump in 2012, from a height of 24.3 miles above the Earth.
A part of the Red Bull video will appear during Sunday's Super Bowl.
The Navy Parachute team drops into QWest Field Saturday September 8, 2007 at the opening of the WSU San Diego State football game.
Ordinarily, Felix Baumgartner would not need a lot of practice in the science of falling.
He has jumped off two of the tallest buildings in the world, as well as the statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro (a 95-foot leap for which he claimed a low-altitude record for parachuting). He has sky-dived across the English Channel. He once plunged into the black void of a 623-foot-deep cave, which he formerly considered the most difficult jump of his career.
But now, Fearless Felix, as his fans call him, has something more difficult on the agenda: jumping from a helium balloon in the stratosphere at least 120,000 feet above Earth. Within about half a minute, he figures, he would be going 690 miles per hour and become the first skydiver to break the speed of sound.
I have a son who likes to jump off things. He started with his crib, then his dresser, and he quickly graduated to trees, shed roofs and rocky outcroppings. At 17, he still likes to jump off stuff but because of football and soccer he’s learning to be a bit more careful with his appendages.
Are/were you a daredevil? Do you have one in your family.