Felix Baumgartner on Historic Space Jump: 'It Wasn't About Breaking Records, It Was About Coming Home Alive'
Daredevil Felix Baumgartner joined Martha MacCallum on America’s Newsroom for his first cable news interview since his death-defying skydive from the edge of space.
“When you’re standing there, outside the capsule on top of the world, you become so humble,” said Baumgartner, describing the moments before he dived to earth. “It’s not about breaking records anymore,” he added
. “It’s about coming home alive.”
Baumgartner then detailed how he almost lost consciousness after he started violently spinning on his way toward breaking the sound barrier. “I had to fight it all the way through, and luckily it worked,” he recounted.
MacCallum also asked Baumgarter about the possibility of retiring, to which he said, “I put everything out there, and we succeeded, and now I think it’s time to move on.” The daredevil then said, “You cannot top this,” explaining that he plans on becoming a professional rescue helicopter pilot within the next five years.
Watch Baumgartner’s full interview: