New footage emerges of Felix Baumgartner's Red Bull-sponsored jump from edge of space

Breath-taking new footage has been released of Felix Baumgartner’s Red Bull stratospheric jump from the edge of space for Red Bull on YouTube.

The footage shows his incredible free-fall from almost 39km high, documenting also a hair-raising spin Baumgartner undergoes in the jump in which he can be heard saying he may pass out.

It’s no wonder seeing as he was rotating faster than once per second.

At the end he touches down to earth and summons his remaining strength to tell those listening “that was tough”.

The Red Bull-sponsored jump, made in October 2012, was made from an altitude of 128,100 feet above New Mexico has saw Baumgartner set a record on YouTube for the largest audience watching a live stream through the site, with over eight million people watching.

His ten-minute descent reached around 833.9 miles an hour, making him the first man to break the sound barrier without the aid of a vehicle.

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