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World’s Highest Skydive From 120,000 Feet Rescheduled

Sky diving is such an amazing thing. Those people who love skydiving are quite crazy about it. Though a lot of risks is there, but still in order to look the earth and live the life in a practical way, this is simply the best way. Austrian extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner will attempt to set a new world record from 120,000 feet over the ground in August. This is the first attempt ever in the history of crossing the sound barrier outside of an aircraft by a man.


Felix Baumgartner is the one who always came first to jump off from any height. Each time he became successful and made a new record. This Austrian extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner always dreams for jumping off from a very very tall height and make the world’s highest skydive jump. Hope so, his dream is going to be true. With the new lawsuit of the Red Bull Stratos, he gets the chance to make a new world record for the first time in August 2012 from 120,000 feet high.

Jumping from 120,000 feet high is extremely challenging. Former Air Force pilot Joe Kittinger holds the current jump record. He jumped from nearly 103,000 feet high in 1960. The atmosphere up there is very cold. There is even not much air to breathe. The big problem is air pressures are significantly lower than at sea level. It’s quite impossible for a man to fly from this height. Among those people who had tried to break Kittinger’s record later, one died. to see the video, click here.

Seems like Baumgartner is going to commit suicide from 120,000 feet. He will reach up to that height by a custom-built pressurized capsule tethered to a 600-foot-wide balloon. A special pressurized suit, similar to a space suit, will protect him from the conditions outside once the door comes open and Baumgartner takes the plunge. He’ll break the sound barrier 35 seconds later as he jumps. He will fall down for another 5 minutes and pull his parachute about a mile from the ground.

Besides recording highest skydiving, he”ll also make the highest manned balloon ride. If something goes wrong with the suit or while climbing up by balloon, he will definitely die (if any superhero doesn’t come or any miracle doesn’t happen). It’s time to wait and watch. What do you think, Guys? Though Felix Baumgartner is highly experienced in skydiving, should he attempt this Suicide? (new world record)

Source : PopSci, Space

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