This morning’s Today Show featured an interview with Felix Baumgartner, complete with new, exclusive images of his October 14, 2012 twenty four mile jump.
The Austrian skydiver channeled Johnny Cash’s wardrobe and cool. Clad in black leather jacket and black button down shirt, he gave a smile when Savannah Guthrie asked if there was ever a moment when the 42-year old wondered why he was doing the jump and he ever lost his nerve.
Felix went on to say:
“No. Honestly no. I’ve been thinking about this for so many years. Five years, so in my mind, I did this jump many times.”
They also discussed the violence of the spins while he during the jump and the two specialty protein shakes he had for breakfast.
Surprising absolutely no one, Felix did not enjoy the jump, which he described as work. He followed up by saying he would be hanging up his parachute, officially retiring from the daredevil business and moving on.
An upcoming National Geographic documentary will showcase even more images and video from the Red Bull sponsored dive.