Countdown Starts For Daredevil Space Jump

Countdown Starts For Daredevil Space Jump


daredevil who is going to jump from the edge of space

Baumgartner will jump from an altitude of 37km, getting close to the edge of the stratosphere. When he does that, he will fall for an estimated five minutes and 30 seconds, breaking the speed of sound in the process. After flying at Mach 1 for a while, he will open his parachute at 1.5km. If everything goes OK, he will reach the ground 10 minutes later.

He will break the record set by United States Air Force Captain Joe Kittinger on August 16, 1960. Kittinger jumped from the Excelsior III balloon, which at the time was flying at 31km up in the sky.

Godspeed, Felix!