Fearless Felix aims for sound barrier
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 6:33p.m.
An Austrian skydiver is preparing to make the jump of his life from the edge of space.
Felix Baumgartner, dubbed "Fearless Felix", is attempting to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier. If he doesn't, a gruesome demise could be live-streamed on the internet for the world to see.
Rigged with cameras, the 43-year-old former military parachutist is scheduled to jump from a height of 37km over the southeastern New Mexico town of Roswell on Tuesday (local time).
Watch the video for the full story from CBS reporter Mark Strassman.
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11/10/2012 3:01:03 p.m.
I am 99% certain this has been done before. I remember watching a film (yes before even VHS) shown at school in the late seventies of a guy jumping from a helium balloon and breaking the sound barrier.
11/10/2012 1:29:54 a.m.
Martha Steward wrote:
"Buzz Lightyear to the rescue!", as I'm sure many have remarked. This image made the morning at our house.
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