Right now, In Roswell New Mexico, Felix Baumgartner, is preparing to make a record setting skydive from the stratosphere that will allow him to do something that no man has ever done, break the sound barrier in freefall. Ironically, this stunt is being sponsored by Redbull, who has the slogan “Redbull gives you wings.” This time, we are just hoping that Redbull gives Felix a parachute.
The launch is currently on a weather hold, but we are awaiting news any moment. As it currently stands, the launch could happen at 12:30 PM EST. We will update the post as more news is released.
The mission is back on track!
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Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of space that will try to surpass human limits that have existed for more than 50 years. Supported by a team of experts, Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to more than 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters and make a record-breaking freefall jump in the attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall (an estimated 690 miles / 1,110 kilometers per hour), while delivering valuable data for medical and scientific advancement.