(LONDON DAILY MAIL) As he plummeted towards the ground, sickeningly spinning head-over-heels, millions of spectators could only imagine the terror Felix Baumgartner felt as his free fall transformed into an out-of-control 'death spin'.
But now newly-released footage from a camera mounted to his space suit shows exactly what the skydiver could see as he began to lose control of his supersonic fall at 834mph.
Yesterday, the 43-year-old Austrian became the first freefall diver to break the sound barrier, and also broke the record for the highest-ever manned balloon ascent, but the attempt could have easily been fatal as he explained afterwards.
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'In that situation, when you spin around, it's like hell and you don't know if you can get out of that spin or not,' he said.