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Watch this: Felix's chest cam captures nauseating 833mph fall to Earth

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Following yesterday's record-breaking stratospheric freefall, the first video captured by Felix Baumgartner's suit-mounted camera has been broadcast by Austrian TV station Servus. The incredible footage shows Baumgartner descending towards Earth before entering what looked to be an out-of-control spin. The jump began from about 128,000 feet (24 miles) above the New Mexico desert, and Baumgartner was in free fall for around four minutes and 20 seconds. Although the figures still need to be confirmed by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the team estimates Baumgartner reached a maximum velocity of Mach 1.2; more than 833 miles per hour, and faster than the speed of sound.

At a press conference after the free fall Baumgartner said that, due to the low atmospheric pressure, he didn’t know how fast he was traveling: "I had no reference points — normally your suit is flapping." We expect to see some official video directly from Red Bull soon, so stay tuned for a better view of yesterday's events.

Update: Red Bull has now released some officially-sanctioned footage of the stunt, which we've embedded below in place of the original video.