'Human Arrow' Flies Through Target on China's Great WallMay 29, 201601:25
"Human Arrow" Jeb Corliss ripped through a target on China's Great Wall on Sunday in the latest of a string of stunts carried out by the 40-year-old daredevil.
For Corliss this latest challenge, involving skydiving from a helicopter dressed in a wingsuit, was all about precision. Corliss said for this challenge he'd wanted to so something "safer" after flying through a 25 foot wide crevice between two cliff faces for his previous stunt.
The flight was originally planned for Saturday but high winds — which Corliss said could "basically kill you" stopped the first attempt.
Corliss later said he was done with "death defying."
"I'm not about doing death defying stuff anymore," told NBC News. "That's not the point. What I'd much rather do is things that are safe, repeatable, but more difficult."
He added, "Astronauts, when they went there to the moon, did they go there to be death defying? Was that their goal — how hard-core we can be? No. Their concept was how do we get to the moon and get home. They had a much bigger, grander vision in mind. It wasn't about being death defying. It was about accomplishing a goal that pushed the human species forward."