Replaying that moment over and over again, I've spent much time thinking about what an inspiring sight we all witnessed and how much we can learn from Baumgartner's epic feat when it comes to conquering our own biggest challenges, doing something monumental and, yes, taking a leap of faith once in a while.
In an impromptu shift away from the post I originally had planned for today then, here's five songs inspired by the Space Jump Man.
1) Bruce Springsteen - Leap of Faith
"It takes a leap of faith to get things going / It takes a leap of faith you gotta show some guts / It takes a leap of faith to get things going / In your heart you must trust."
If there's one thing I certainly took away from yesterday's event, it's that when it all comes down to it, the only way to accomplish what we want is to let go and take that big leap of faith.
2) I Am Kloot - No Fear of Falling
"Have no fear of falling / don't stumble through tonight / have no fear of falling"
The title of this one pretty much speaks for itself, doesn't it?
3) Black Sabbath - Falling off The Edge of the World
4) Counting Crows - Insignificant
5) Skin - Make It Happen
If this isn't one of the most energising, uplifting and motivating songs you've heard in ages then I beg of you, do tell me what is.
Completing the mission to jump 'from the edge of space' was by no means an easy task for Baumgartner and his team, but they continued undettered and eventually made it happen, something which I imagine would greatly please the writers of this catchy, energetic little number.
Any others I've missed? Let me know!