Skydiver Prepares to Break the Speed of Sound in Record Space Jump
Description:An Austrian extreme skydiver has been making final preparations for his attempt to jump from a balloon-hoisted capsule from the earth’s stratus fear at a record altitude of 23 miles above New Mexico.
The attempt by Felix Baumgartner will be the highest, fastest freefall in history and he’ll also attempt to become the first skydiver to break the speed of sound -- 690 mph (1110.45 km/h).
The current record for the highest-altitude skydive is 102,800 feet (31333.4m) and was set 52 years ago by U.(1:57)