Red Bull Stratos 2012 will break the world’s record of man’s highest free fall at about 120,000 feet high

Renowned skydiving athlete Felix Baumgartner (multiple World Award Winner Nominee) is being sponsored by Red Bull to break the world record by jumping free fall at least 120,000 feet above the earth; that’s higher than Lockheed’s U2 spyplane (85,000 feet) and almost as high as where the space shuttle booster rockets would separate after launch (150,000 feet).

From there, he will execute a stratospheric free fall jump – the longest in the history of man – and hopefully will become the first human to break the speed of sound with his own body.

This is a mission to overcome limits which have existed for almost fifty years, ever since the heroic achievement of the young US Air Force test pilot, Joe Kittinger, with his 1960 Excelsior mission.

 

 

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