“I wish you could see what I can see” – everything Felix Baumgartner saw on his way down from space

“I wish you could see what I can see. Sometimes you have to be up really high to understand how small you are.”

– Felix Baumgartner

Remember Felix Baumgartner’s free fall from space back in 2012? Turns out that GoPro strapped a bunch of cameras to Felix Baumgartner himself, and they’ve now released a video of everything he saw on his way down. What you end up seeing is beautiful:

And if you’re interested, here’s Kittingers jump… No GoPros back then, so the footage of his jump was captured on multiple 8mm cameras!!! That was back in 1960. Baumgartner jumped from 128,000ft. Kittinger from 102,800ft. In the intervening years, nobody broke Kittinger’s record…
The astounding film of Kittinger’s jump was re-cut into an amazing music video a few years back, by one of our favourite bands, Boards of Canada. Their track Dayvan Cowboy works so well with the pictures. The trippy, dreamy video, directed by Melissa Olson (can’t find much information about her), seems to perfectly complement BOC’s track. And the journey from Space, to Sea, to Surf, to Shore… well, you just have to watch! Amazing to put these two pieces beautiful pieces of film side by side

And just in case you wondered how Baumgartner’s jump edits to the tune of Dayvan Cowboy by BOC: