Remember that eye-popping space diving scene in Star Trek?
Baumgartner’s jump doesn’t even get him close to the edge of space — not even the August jump from 120,000 feet will be close — as space doesn’t officially begin until 62 miles (328,000 feet).
The record free fall is US Air Force Captain Joe Kittinger’s 102,800-foot free fall in 1960.
Fearless Felix hopes to break that record in August.
Sounds like the ultimate rush. Don't think I could do it myself. Would like a ride in the "Vomit Comet" though.
I get goosebumps just thinking about Baumgartner's jump, and more so as I read his comment about his experience. I wonder what kind of training prepared him for this?