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.
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