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This photo from the capsule/jump platform is insane! We're looking forward to seeing what happens on Oct. 8th when he goes for the record.
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Felix Baumgartner plans to leap from just under 23 miles above the Earth's surface on October 8th, in what will be the world's highest ever skydive. A helium balloon will carry the Austrian to an altitude of 120,000 feet. His jump will break both a 52 year sky-diving record and the sound barrier.

In the photo below Baumgartner can be seen preparing for his previous jump, at 71,500 feet on March 15, 2012.

Video: Felix Baumgartner's Test Jump - Red Bull Stratos

Video 2: Felix Baumbartner - Altitude chamber test jump - Red Bull Stratos 2012

Video 3: Supersonic Skydive from Edge of Space - Animated: Supersonic Skydive From Edge of Space - Animated

h/t +Milky Way Scientists 
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The things people will do for a great photo...
This photo from the capsule/jump platform is insane! We're looking forward to seeing what happens on Oct. 8th when he goes for the record.
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Felix Baumgartner plans to leap from just under 23 miles above the Earth's surface on October 8th, in what will be the world's highest ever skydive. A helium balloon will carry the Austrian to an altitude of 120,000 feet. His jump will break both a 52 year sky-diving record and the sound barrier.

In the photo below Baumgartner can be seen preparing for his previous jump, at 71,500 feet on March 15, 2012.

Video: Felix Baumgartner's Test Jump - Red Bull Stratos

Video 2: Felix Baumbartner - Altitude chamber test jump - Red Bull Stratos 2012

Video 3: Supersonic Skydive from Edge of Space - Animated: Supersonic Skydive From Edge of Space - Animated

h/t +Milky Way Scientists 

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