2.07.2012

Space-diving

Space-diving.   Yeah.  It's exactly what you think it is.

Felix Baumgartner, an Australian adrenaline junkie, is planning on "space diving."  Which apparently means he's going to take some capsule with a high altitude helium balloon up to more than 120,000,

"He will then exit the capsule and jump -- protected only by a pressurized 'space' suit and helmet supplied with oxygen -- in an attempt to become the first person to break the speed of sound and reach supersonic speeds in free-fall before parachuting to the ground."
-- Red Bull site, the jump's sponsor. 

That nut job is amazing. 

ps.  Here's a video of Baumgartner (looking like Buzz Lightyear) skydiving 22 miles, crossing the whole length of the English Channel at a top speed of 220 mph. 

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