Baumgartner suit absolutely full of urine
FELIX Baumgartner lost control of his bladder less than a second after he began his record breaking skydive from the edge of space.
The Austrian became the first person to break the sound barrier unaided while pissing himself with abject fear the entire time.
Sensors picked-up the first rush of urine when Baumgartner was 128,113 feet above the ground. Eight seconds later, as he entered the troposphere, he was in ‘free-flow’.
Dr Stephen Malley, a member of the medical back-up team, said: “He has been drinking a lot of Red Bull. Partly contractual and partly because he’s just one of those incredibly annoying people.
“And of course he couldn’t eat anything before the jump because as soon as he left the capsule it would have shot straight out the back end, thus destabilising his delta position.”
Malley added: “Felix’s training was focused on not soiling himself until the last possible moment.
“For most of us, just looking at a photo taken from the door of a capsule that is 24 miles above the Earth would make us urinate on ourselves immediately.
“Felix’s skill is managing to hold it together for that split second. Otherwise there would have been too much liquid, his chute would not have been able to cope with the extra weight and he would have hit the ground like a 2000 mile-an-hour space-hopper full of piss.”