Out-of-this-World Space Jump Images

Out-of-this-World Space Jump Images

Felix Baumgartner, before he boards the capsule.

Lifting the capsule into place.

The balloon begins to inflate.

Inside ground control.

Leaping into the void.

From every angle.

Fallingeventually reaching speeds of 800-plus mph, smashing the sound barrier.

Felix safely opens his parachute and floats toward Earth.

Safe on the ground.

Triumph!

Safely on land, Felix Baumgartner celebrates a successful mission with his family.

Joe KittingerFelix's mentorstill holds the record for the world's longest freefall.