Felix Baumgartener Planning Record Breaking High Altitude Jump today: 23 miles, 690MPH in freefall!
Currently on a weather hold, but….all preps have been made to break Col Kittenger’s record from the 1960s (102KFt). Col Kittenger is one of the advisoers for this effort, BTW.
NASA will gain valuable information from a private effort in regards to alternate methods of space vehicle escape techniques.
Listed under Science for that reason, sa limits of physiology, flight equipment, personal protective equiment and materials, as well as the flight characteristics of a human form enclosed in a suit will be obtained.
Really cool when your faovrite hobby is a study model!