Felix Baumgartner makes successful Red Bull Stratos skydive from 23 miles above Earth

Felix Baumgartner on a recent jump from 71,000 feet (Photo: Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Content Pool)

UPDATE: Felix Baumgartner achieved his goal, jumping from 128,000 feet above earth and landing safely on Sunday. Read more.

Felix Baumgartner is about to take the biggest step of his life: Out of a capsule at 120,000 feet above Earth.

They don’t call him “Fearless Felix” for nothing.

The Red Bull Stratos project might sound like a lot of hype to see an energy drink, but Baumgartner’s hair-raising leap of 23 miles (he is expected to top the speed of sound, about 700 mph at that altitude) scheduled for Sunday (Oct. 14) also has many scientific applications. Read more.

We’ll keep an eye on the sky and report when the weather allows Felix to go for history.

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