Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner will jump from an air balloon floating 120,000 feet above Earth in an attempt to be the first human to break the speed of sound in free fall. After leaping from the capsule, the 43-year-old adventurer hopes to reach 690 mph, or Mach 1. If successful, Baumgartner will be immortalized in the record books for highest skydive, fastest free fall, longest free fall and highest manned balloon flight.
A 23-mile plummet toward Earth with little more than a full-pressure suit, helmet and parachute. Why?!
Ever since the earliest adrenaline junkies have been performing their feats of derring-do, stuntmen and daredevils have been testing the limits of safety (and sanity) in the name of seeking thrills. If Baumgartner succeeds in his efforts, his name will certainly be added to the ranks of the world’s most death-defying acts. Here are some of the most memorable to date:
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