Felix Baumgartner made history with his world record skydive this Sunday October 14, 2012. The daredevil Austrian skydiver was successful with its crazy super-insane skydive from more than 39 km (24 miles) above the Earth's surface in Roswell, NM, USA. The part-CGI preview of the jump done by Next Media Animation is visible here under in stereoscopic 3D format.
The 3D Preview of the Record Flight
The New World Record
Felix Baumgartner has set new world records for the highest balloon flight, and the highest and fastest skydive. Baumgartner is also become the first human to break the sound barrier without the aid of a machine, as he fell faster than 700 miles per hour during the 4minute 44 free fall, or faster than the speed of sound at that altitude.
Baumgartner, 42, was wearing a specially designed space suit built to withstand a sonic boom and the extreme conditions at the edge of space: atmospheric pressure so low it would vaporize a person's blood instantly, and temperatures of minus 70° Celsius. Felix Baumgartner's jump was originally schedule for Oct. 8, 2012 but has been postponed to Oct.14 because the balloon can only take off in near-perfect weather conditions almost without any wind.
Baumgartner was carried through the troposphere to the outer limits of the stratosphere by the largest helium balloon in history, which will stand 334 feet tall when fully inflated.
Baumgartner's attempt to make the world's highest-ever skydive is sponsored by Red Bull.
Next Media Animation is a Taiwanese 3D animation company.