What Felix Saw: Red Bull Stratos Body Camera Video (WATCH)

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There might be only one thing more amazing than the sight of Felix Baumgartner jumping out of a capsule at 128,000 feet above the Earth - and that's the view he had as he fell.

Well now you can see that too.

Video from a camera placed on Baumgartner's body during the jump has been shown on German TV - and leaked online.

It shows the amazing first moment as Felix falls, gracefully at first, to Earth, before a violent spin twists him in terrifying arcs that make surprisingly difficult viewing.

It also captures the moment he hits 833 mph, and becomes the first human to break the speed out sound without a vehicle.

Austrian daredevil Baumgartner was towed on Sunday by a giant helium balloon to over 128,000 feet (24 miles) above Roswell, New Mexico.

Then, with the words "I'm going home", he leapt out... into the record books.

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Felix looks down and contemplates a rather faster journey back to Earth

The images beamed through YouTube showed that Baumgartner had brought his descent under control and he could be heard explaining that his visor had fogged up.

There were huge cheers from watching family, friends and the mission control crew.

In a matter of minutes - in fact after four minutes 20 seconds - he'd deployed his parachute and floated safely back to Earth, with a rescue crew quickly on the scene.

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His leap broke the previous skydiving record set by US military pilot Joe Kittinger on 16 August 1960.

He leapt from a helium-filled balloon from 19 miles up and reached 600mph on the way down.

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And he's off... moments later Baumgartner broke the sound barrier

In a press conference afterwards Baumgartner explained that there was no sensation of breaking the sound barrier because there was barely any atmosphere.

He said: "I didn’t feel it at all. I didn’t know how fast I was travelling. I had no reference points. Normally your suit is flapping.”

Moments before the jump, Baumgartner's words were largely inaudible, but he clarified that he'd said: "I wish the world could see what I could see, sometimes you have to go really high to see how small you are."

Asked about the spin he went into, he said: "It started really good, my exit was perfect, then that spin became so violent it was hard to know how to get out of it, but I was trapped in the pressurised suit and I could not feel the air, I was fighting all the way down.”

He added: "I couldn’t have done it without my team. The only thing is you want to come back alive. That became the most important thing to me when I stood out there [moments before jumping]."

The jump marks the culmination of five years of planning, with the daredevil deploying state-of-the-art technology to ensure his safety.

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