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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Felix Baumgartner plans to leap from just under 23 miles above the Earth's surface on October 8th, in what will be the world's highest ever skydive.


Felix Baumgartner plans to leap from just under 23 miles above the Earth's surface on October 8th, in what will be the world's highest ever skydive. A helium balloon will carry the Austrian to an altitude of 120,000 feet. His jump will break both a 52 year sky-diving record and the sound barrier.

Below Baumgartner can be seen preparing for his previous jump, at 71,500 feet on March 15, 2012.