Skydiver aims to go supersonic October 8, finally
Felix Baumgartner, clad in his pressurized suit and tucked into his capsule, runs through egress training in February.
(Credit: Red Bull Stratos)
If you’re going to try to zip through the air faster than the speed of sound — without an airplane, and straight down to boot — well, that’s not something you rush into.
And it’s been a long haul indeed for Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner, who for years now has been planning to make a historic skydive from higher than anyone’s ever jumped, and faster too. As in supersonic fast.
Today, the team behind Baumgartner finally put a long-delayed…