First Human Successfully Leaps from 24 Miles in Space to Break Sound Barrier

You may not know who Felix Baumgartner is but after today he will be known by millions and his name will enter the Guiness Book of World Records. Felix has successfully jumped from a helium ballooned capsule which rose to the edge of Earth’s atmosphere. Felix ascended more than 24 miles in his capsule while maintaining contact with his Red Bull Command Center in Roswell, New Mexico. I guess this would only be fitting to hold such an event.

Felix wore a specially designed suite to protect him from the harsh cold and low oxygen atmosphere of near outer space. If you thought Middle of Nowhere, Idaho was cold in the middle of winter… It was done one the 65th anniversary of Chuck Yeager’s breaking of the sound barrier. Chuck used a jet aircraft at 30,000 feet, Felix used his body at 24 miles up.

I hope you enjoy the video and the trailer. And by-the-way, I would like to thank Red Bull for financing this project. Everything that was done here will be helping the future of space travel for commercial purposes. Great job Red Bull. To learn more about this project, visit the Red Bull Stratos website.