If you are one of the eight million viewers who watched live as Felix Baumgartner skydived from a whopping 128,000 feet above earth, you might think you’ve seen it all, but today the first bit of video from the daredevil’s helmet camera came out and we think it’s some pretty awesome stuff.
The short clip starts right after the 43-year-old jumped out of the capsule and showcases a heart-stopping, dizzying tumble through the stratosphere. Thankfully, a few moments into the jump Baumgartner was able to regain control as he righted himself and continued straight down to earth. Those first few moments could have gone very wrong, as the skydiver later told the press that the violent spin almost knocked him unconscious.
As for those records Baumgartner set during the Redbull sponsored event, he can now add to his resume that he holds multiple world records: He is the first human break the sound barrier without a machine, he achieved the highest and fastest freefall ever(760mph), and had the highest manned balloon flight, according to The Telegraph.
On unexpected record was set by those eight million viewers who watched on YouTube, setting the record for the highest viewing of a live event on the site.
Watch the helmet camera clip above and give us your thoughts of the epic event.