Supersonic Space Jump

  • Aired:  10/15/12
  •  | Views: 13,487

Millions watch daredevil Felix Baumgartner parachute from the mesosphere without turning into a spacesuit full of wet dog food. (2:41)

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE REPORT, EVERYBODY, GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

THANK YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: THANK YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

THANK YOU SOP MUCH.

I'M NOT SURE, I'M SO THRILLED BY THAT OVATION BUT I'M NOT SURE WHETHER YOU ARE ACTUALLY CLAPPING FOR ME OR

JUST TRYING TO SHAKE ALL THE RAIN OFF YOUR ARMS.

BUT FOLKS, YOU KNOW ME.

I LOVE SEEING MANKIND OVERCOME OBSTACLES.

THAT'S WHY I'M ALWAYS PUSHING CHAIRS IN FRONT OF PEOPLE.

(LAUGHTER) AND YESTERDAY, ANOTHER BARRIER FELL AS DAREDEVIL FELIX BAUMGARTNER BECAME THE FIRST MAN TO-- AAAAHHHH--

(LAUGHTER) FELIX BAUMGARTNER BECAME THE FIRST MAN TO BREAK THE SOUND BARRIER IN FREEFALL.

PARACHUTING FROM A RECORD ALTITUDE OF 24 MILES.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS PROVES THAT OUR DAYS OF HUMAN EXPLORATION ARE NOT OVER.

BECAUSE WE DID IT!

WE PUT A MAN ON THE EARTH!

(LAUGHTER) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) IT'S A BRAVE SAME WORLD.

(LAUGHTER) AND FOLKS, MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD TUNED IN TO WITNESS THIS HISTORIC EVENT AND OR HIDEOUSLY GRUESOME DEATH.

(LAUGHTER) BUT THE REAL VICTORY HERE WENT NOT TO THE MAN WHO PLUMMETED FROM THE MESSOSPHERE WITHOUT BEING

TURNED INTO A FACE SUIT FULL OF WET DOG FOOD, NO.

THE DAY TRULY BELONGED TO HIS CORPORATE SPONSOR, RED BULL.

IT'S PERFECT SYNERGY.

RED BULL GIVES YOU WINGS.

AND BAUMGARTNER FLU TOWARD THE IS UNLIKE ICHERUS.

I NEVER FINISHED THAT STORE EVEN.

HE HAD A PARACHUTE, RIGHT, HE DID?

FOLKS, WE NEED MORE PRIVATE COMPANIES STEPPING UP TO EXPLORE THE KNOWN UNIVERSITY.

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