Felix Baumgartner, the Morning After: A LEGO Tribute and More

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Oct. 15 2012 1:35 PM

Felix Baumgartner, the Morning After: A LEGO Tribute and More

Extreme skydiver Felix Baumgartner officially broke the sound barrier when he jumped from the stratosphere Sunday, and he has left a sonic boom of tributes in his wake.

National Geographic has plans to air a special on the stunt next month. And for those who can't wait, there's already a nifty recreation of the jump—in LEGO form—created by the Vienna ModelMaker Fair in Baumgartner's native Austria.

Meanwhile, first-person P.O.V. camera footage from Baumgartner's jump has been making the rounds online, giving a once-in-a-lifetime perspective on what it's like to reach speeds of 833.9 miles per hour after jumping from 128,100 feet. The jump itself was the most-watched live event ever on YouTube, with around 8 million livestreams, easily surpassing the 500,000 concurrent streams during the Olympics this past summer.

The triumphant leap was touch-and-go for Baumgartner, who said in In his first interviews, "It was really brutal at times. I thought for a few seconds that I’d lose consciousness."


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