Ten years ago today, Felix Baumgartner, a retired Austrian skydiver, set sail in a helium balloon in search of the boundaries of space.
He reached 39km and was watched by over 3 million viewers on YouTube.
From there, he sped down faster than sound, creating a sonic boom and speeding to 1356 km / h at the last minute.
He became the first man to smash a sound barrier on a freefall while landing safely on a parachute three minutes and 48 seconds later, setting records for the highest freefall and the highest speed through it.
It was a textbook for NASA astronauts. This means that they can jump from great heights in extreme conditions where there is no atmosphere at all when they need to.
He had a tattoo on his arm like this.
Born to fly