The Man Who Fell From Space Yesterday Used A MacBook In Mission Control

The Man Who Fell From Space Yesterday Used A MacBook In Mission Control

Yesterday, sky adventurer Felix Baumgartner hurled himself out of a 30 million cubic foot helium balloon hovering at the edge of outer space and fell 24 miles down to the earth, making him the first human outside of a vehicle to break the sound barrier. What else is there to say except the man has balls of steel?

Well, maybe this: Felix Baumgartner uses a MacBook. And like everything else he does, he does it like a boss.

This photograph was taken in the Red Bull Stratos Mission Control in the moments leading up to Baumgartner’s record-smashing space jump by Predrag Vuckovic and Limex Images.

You can see Baumgartner’s full space jump here.

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  • Zod Buster

    Bet he didn’t use Apple Maps.. he would have landed on the moon

  • ken147

    And we care why?

  • ken147

    Bet he didn’t use Apple Maps.. he would have landed on the moon

    More likely Mars :D

  • laytoncy

    “This photograph was taking in the Red Bull Stratos Mission Control in the moments leading up to Baumgartner’s record smashing space jump by Predrag Vuckovic and Limex Images.” This should read “taken” not “taking”.

  • DS_Champion

    This goes along well with the picture of the Curiosity Rover mission control. Mac’s are apparently the go-to for launching things into space.

  • AuricBelly

    what Nancy answered I am inspired that a student can make $8667 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you see this web link(Click on menu Home more information) http://goo.gl/GdGGd

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