well, also. Let's get to the record-shattering leap by felix baumgartner. Ryan owens covered it from the launch site in roswell, new mexico. Good morning, ryan. Reporter: Good morning to you, george.... See More
well, also. Let's get to the record-shattering leap by felix baumgartner. Ryan owens covered it from the launch site in roswell, new mexico. Good morning, ryan. Reporter: Good morning to you, george. Boy, was this something to see or what? Think everyone was holder their breath. I'm not much of a numbers guy. 833 miles an hour. That's how fast he was going. Some 100 miles an hour faster than he thought he would. More than enough to break the sound barrier, and the record. It took that capsule with the daredevil known as fearless felix aboard 2 1/2 hours to reach the edge of space. Dangling from a 55-story balloon, the 43-year-old soared above the new mexico desert, four times higher than most passenger jets fly. On the way up, he hears a single voice. 84-year-old joe kittinger. Okay, here we go. Reporter: The only other man who knows what it's like to free fall from high up. Okay, felix, it gets serious. Reporter: Kittenger tells him it's time to open the capsule door. There it is. Reporter: His legs are dangling out. He's slow to respond to commands. Okay, do you read me, felix? On the communications? Reporter: Finally a thumbs up. He disconnects from the capsule and puts his hands on the railing. Our guardian angel will take care of you. Reporter: With that, he dove. First, silence. And then heavy breathing. He's falling so fast he's barely a speck on thisinfrared camera. He's spinning out of control for 35 seconds. Then suddenly, a sound. For a terror-inducing 4:30, he free falls. His body plummeting to the earth at 833 miles an hour, breaking the sound barrier. Something no one has ever don without a jet or a rocket. When you were in that what looked to me like a death spin, you must have been afraid. I was. In that situation. It's -- it spins you around. You do not know if you can get out of that spin or not. Of course, it's terrifying pip was fighting all the way down. Reporter: He finally regains control and deploys his parachute. He somehow manages to land on his feet. A new world record holder! Reporter: Mission accomplished. As felix was standing there at the edge of space, he said something. It was difficult to understand because of transmission. Here's what he said. Here's the quote, I know the whole world is watching. I wish the whole world could see what I see. Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you are. For the record, I asked, when he was up there, he did not look down. No fear of heights, ryan, I'm sure. He did struggle with claustrophobia inside the suit and had to go through counseling and therapy sessions to get
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