Watch Live! Red Bull Stratos Freefall From The Edge Of Space – Felix Baumgartner

As I post this… watching it rise to position, now at about 4000 feet above ground.. Video will also be viewable after it’s done too.

ROSWELL, N.M. — Extreme athlete and record-setting high-altitude jumper Felix Baumgartner hopes Sunday’s weather won’t again call a halt to his death-defying attempt to be the first skydiver in history to break the sound barrier.

…If the weather permits, Baumgartner will start his three-hour-long ascent to the stratosphere from this desert town better known as the site of a rumored UFO landing in 1947.

Jumping from more than three times the height of the average cruising altitude for jetliners, Baumgartner’s expects to hit a speed of 690 mph or more before he activates his parachute at 9,500 feet above sea level, or about 5,000 feet above the ground in southeastern New Mexico. The total jump should take about 10 minutes.

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Kylie Sturgess is a former Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide. She regularly presents a news and current affairs show on RTRFM's The Mag (tune in on Tuesdays!).
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science. She files her nails while they drag the lake.