Now I know this doesn’t have much to do about cars, but this is so awesome, you need to know about this. The project has been called “Red Bull Stratos”, and it is insane!
Felix Baumgartner is attempting to break the speed of sound in freefall by jumping from a space capsule, at a altitude three times higher than what commercial jets fly at. The air is so thin at that altitude, 40 seconds into the jump he should hit 690 miles an hour.
Things should get started in around 40 minutes or so. Check out the live stream as he progresses. Wishing you massive luck, Felix.
Check out more about Red Bull Stratos here.
Update: 10:30pm- The countdown is underway!
Update: 10:43pm- Mission aborted due to gusty winds. We’ll try and cover more when it happens…
10/10/2012- Update: Meteorologist Don Day has confirmed that a Thursday launch will not be possible. The next weather window opens on Sunday October 14th at 6:30 AM MDT.
Update: 10/14/2012- 10:48: Launch going well. OMG, he’s about to leave the capsule!