Freefall from edge of space
Felix Baumgartner an Austrian extreme athlete and the Red Bull Stratos team are in the stage of final preparations for their attempt to break Colonel Joe Kittinger’s 52-year-old record by freefalling 36,576 metres (120,000 feet) from a balloon in the stratosphere.
The Stratos team in order to ensure Baumgartner lives, is using a custom spacesuit designed by the David Clark Company.
The spacesuit includes a gas-filled bladder and integrated valve to maintain pressure over the various altitudes.
Baumgartner hopes to set new freefall distance, and time (5 minutes 30 seconds)
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