This summer, Felix Baumgautner is set to jump from the edge of space, 120,000 feet – 23 miles – above the earth as part of Red Bull Stratos to be exact. This “attempt will take place near Roswell, NM, USA, and if successful, Felix Baumgartner could be the first person to break the speed of sound with his own body, protected only by a space suit.” Continue reading for the video simulation and more information.
As no one has successfully jumped from this height before, it’s uncertain what the highest supersonic freefall in history will look or feel like. This animated video gives us a sense of what to expect when the history-making jump takes place later this summer when the weather is best for a launch. A live webcast of the Red Bull Stratos 120,000 foot freefall will air on http://redbullstratos.com.