16 Mar 2012

Felix Baumgarter took a practice jump at 13.6 miles (around 71,580 feet) above New Mexico from his pressurized capsule which was carried by hot air balloon.  He is more than halfway towards his goal of setting the world record highest jump, aiming for 23 miles this summer.  The current record is held by Joe Kittinger who jumped from 19.5 miles in 1960.  See below for the video. 

Credit: Red Bull Stratos
Credit: Red Bull Stratos

Source:  Msnbc Photoblog / YouTube

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