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Returning from the Edge of Space, A Tribute to Felix Baumgartner

Returning from the Edge of Space, A Tribute to Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner is slated to do a 120,000 foot skydive from the edge of space on Sunday, through the Red Bull Stratos Program. An attempt on Tuesday was cancelled due to weather. It’s an inspiring feat– defying gravity to get to the edge of space and shirking common sense by jumping out of a perfectly good… balloon.

While Baumgartner is at it, he will be breaking the sound barrier, going mach speed– like Chuck Yeager without the X-1. Incidentally, Yeager broke the sound barrier October 14, 1947. Baumgartner may potentially be doing it again sans aircraft October 14, 2012. As Matt Scott puts it: “To infinity and beyond… and back again…”

Mission to the Edge of Space – 24 Hours Before Launch

Tomorrow morning, the Red Bull Stratos program will attempt to bring Felix Baumgartner back from the edge of space with a record shattering 120,000 foot skydive. The video above from Red Bull is a great glimpse into the few hours before the jump, gathering sentiments from Felix’s family and friends. Stratos mission support staff appear to be eagerly awaiting a greenlight in Roswell, New Mexico for tomorrow morning…