SCIENCE -- October 15, 2013 at 1:25 PM ET
Full-length video of Felix Baumgartner's 24.2-mile jump released one year later
Video by Red Bull
One year ago Tuesday, Felix Baumgartner set the world record for skydiving by jumping out of a helium balloon in the stratosphere 24 miles above the Earth, reaching an estimated speed of about 844 miles per hour. He became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power during his free fall.
Hari Sreenivasan talked to science correspondent Miles O'Brien the day after the jump about what scientists can learn from Baumgartner's experience, especially about survival in the face of extreme risks. Read a full transcript of the Oct. 15, 2012 report.
Learn more about the science and danger behind Baumgartner's jump.