High Frontier:
Skydiver Prepares For Highest Jump Ever

Felix Baumgartner has taken a balloon up 22 kilometres and jumped successfully from it, in preparation for his coming attempt at the world record.

He will jump from 36 kilometres and possibly become the first human to fall at the speed of sound.

From BBC News:

His Red Bull Stratos team estimates he reached 364mph (586km/h) during the descent, and was in free fall for three minutes and 43 seconds before opening his parachute. From capsule to ground, the entire jump lasted eight minutes and eight seconds.

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