Aoki’s Science Corner: Skydiving 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.
Above Baumgartner can be seen preparing for his previous jump, at 71,500 feet on March 15, 2012.