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Man jumps from space: giffed

Felix Baumgartner the moment before beginning his freefall to earth
Felix Baumgartner the moment before beginning his freefall to earth. Photograph: Getty Images

Today, a man jumped off a balloon 36km up in the air, freefalling from space for almost four and a half minutes.

This is really all you need to see to understand that.

The gif was made by Cadfael, and is reposted here with his permission.