We’re blasting off the week with a nod to amazing feats of courage that happened last week: Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking space jump; Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier – again; and Richard Henriksen’s attempted BASE jump. Oh, and today is National Nut Day. Coincidence?
Watch: The Helmet-Cam Footage of Felix Baumgartner’s Space Jump
Felix Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier with his 120,000 foot space dive. Thanks Robert Auguste (@RAuguste) for your tweet. We’ll raise a Red Bull to that!
Chuck Yeager Breaks Sound Barrier Again, 65 Years after Historic Flight
Chuck Yeager still loves his fast jets, even at age 89. John H. Day (@anthalus), we salute this American hero right along with you.
BASE Jumper Tumbles Off 4,000-foot Cliff [VIDEO]
Can you say epic fail? Fortunately Richard Henrikson lived to tell about it. Susanne Presely (@Spresley), did you hold your breath like we did? Phew! (Note: If you have a problem finding the video on that page, you can watch it on YouTube.)
Video of the Week
Hold on! These jumps are a rush.
Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? Leave a comment and let us know if you would ever consider jumping from astonishing heights. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)