A short film on Felix Baumgartner's 2012 jump from space to Earth uses new footage from the GoPro he wore during his descent. "I wish you could see what I can see," Baumgartner said before his record-breaking 24-mile jump. This video could be about as close as any of us will get to fulfilling that wish.
After the first few moments of almost serene descent — the curve of the Earth still visible — the very clear footage gives you a taste of Baumgartner's pretty terrifying minute-long free-fall spin. Even though you know he's going to land successfully, you still might want to kiss the ground after seeing the jump from his point of view.
So why is this being released now? Because of the Super Bowl. Go Pro will run a very shortened version of the footage as an ad during Sunday's game, as Mashable explained.
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