I'd Do It: Man Plans To Freefall From 23 Miles And Break The Sound Barrier With His Body

January 22, 2010

Red Bull sponsored Felix Baumgartner is going to freefall from at least 120,000 feet and attempt to break a bunch of records, including, but not limited to: being the first person to break the sound barrier with just his body. You're gonna implode, bro!

This is a mission to overcome limits which have existed for almost fifty years, ever since the heroic achievement of the young US Air Force test pilot, Joe Kittinger, with his 1960 Excelsior mission.

Red Bull Stratos will attempt to make history and deliver valuable learnings for medical and scientific advancement that will aid the exploration of space in future years.

I couldn't really find when the whole thing is actually going down, so this is a trailer for the mission to sate your thrill-seeking appetite in the meantime. Still, I can't wait to see what happens. But if it's anything like Travis Pastrana's car jump on New Years, I could do it. Red Bull gives me confidence! Plus jitters!

Red Bull Stratos

Thanks to Jennifer and Bethy, who were going to be the first females to freefall from 100 miles up but floated off into space. That sucks (have you seen any space bars?!).

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