Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, will attempt to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. If successful, Baumgartner's jump would eclipse Kittinger's 1960 jump from 102,800 feet (19 miles) by more than 17,000 feet. Baumgartner will also become the first human being to break the sound barrier during a skydive, and will also claim a couple of other records. Following a successful jump, Felix will become the new world record holder for longest time in free fall (estimated at five and a half minutes), and also pick up the record for longest ever manned-balloon travel.
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