Skydiver Baumgartner Takes Test Jump from 13 miles

Felix Baumgartner from Austria jumped out of a space capsule from an altitude of approximately 71,580 feet in New Mexico. The space capsule was attached to a giant helium balloon above the so-called “Armstrong Line.”

42 year old Felix, in a fully pressurized jump suit he jumped from the Red Bull Stratos capsule, 13 miles up in the sky.

Next, Baumgartner wants to jump from an altitude of 23 miles (120,000 feet or 37 kilometers), getting close to the edge of the stratosphere.

Skydiver Baumgartner Takes Test Jump from 13 miles

The mission, Red Bull Stratos, will take renowned athlete Felix Baumgartner to at least 120,000 feet above the earth, to the very edge of Space.

From there, he will attempt 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.

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