Austrian skydiver (or is he a space-diver?) Felix Baumgartner is planning to leap into the record books by jumping out of a balloon at a height of 120,000 feet, or roughly 23 miles. The event was originally scheduled for October 9, 2012 but was pushed back weekend, now on October 14, 2012 (Update) thanks to uncooperative weather. The balloon launch is set for between 8 and 11am EDT.
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If all goes according to plan, Baumgartner will leap from about 120,000 feet (breaking the old record by about 3 ½ miles), become the first human to move faster than the speed of sound, and set a new world record.
As for the current world record, that was set way back in 1960.It was on August 16, 1960 that Joe Kittinger of the United States Air Force jumped out of a balloon that was floating at about 102,800 feet high (about 19.5 miles), which is near the edge of space itself.
Want to watch the event live as it happens? Well, space.com will be carrying a live feed, as will event sponsor Red Bull, which will broadcast on both its website and on its Youtube channel.
Red Bull, which is sponsoring the feat, has been promoting a live internet stream of the event from nearly 30 cameras on the capsule, the ground and a helicopter.
But organisers have included a 20-second delay in their broadcast of footage in case of a tragic accident.