Felix Baumgartner to skydive from the edge of space (3D Stereoscopic)
Felix Baumgartner, the daredevil Austrian skydiver, will attempt a crazy super-insane skydive from more than 22 miles above the Earth's surface as early as Sunday. We preview the space jump with Next Media Animation's first 3D animation!!!
If Felix Baumgartner doesn't die, he will set world records for the highest balloon flight, and the highest, fastest and longest skydive. Baumgartner would also become the first human to break the sound barrier without the aid of a machine, as he is expected to fall faster than 690 miles per hour during the 10-minute jump, or faster than the speed of sound at that altitude.
Baumgartner, 42, will wear a specially designed space suit built to withstand a sonic boom and the extreme conditions at the edge of space: atmospheric pressure so low it would vaporize a person's blood instantly, and temperatures of minus 70° Celsius.
Felix Baumgartner's jump was originally schedule for Oct. 8 but has been postponed because the balloon can only take off in near-perfect weather conditions. The next window of good weather opens up on Sunday.
Baumgartner will be carried through the troposphere to the outer limits of the stratosphere by the largest helium balloon in history, which will stand 334 feet tall when fully inflated. You need a balloon that big to lift Baumgartner's massive balls!
Baumgartner's attempt to make the world's highest-ever skydive is sponsored by Red Bull, the manufacturer of the active ingredient in Honey Boo Boo's "go-go juice."
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