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October 15th, 2012
10:55 AM ET

Nik Wallenda on skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s historic jump from edge of space

High wire artist and veteran stuntman Nik Wallenda takes a closer look at Felix Baumgartner’s historic jump from the edge of space on “Starting Point.”

“You know there is a little bit of winging it,” Wallenda says of Baumgartner’s jump from 24 miles above the Earth. “You can only trust science and technology to take you so far… That's where that adrenaline and all that training really, and experience kicks in. He'd done over 250 jumps leading up to that. His military background helped him a lot, I'm sure. And as you saw, as soon as he hit the right altitude he did regain control and all that comes with experience.”

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