Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Skydiving from space
I heard about this on the news a few weeks ago, and then I read about it again today. This crazy guy named Felix Baumgartner is planing on making the breaking the record for highest elevation of skydive and will actually break the sound barrier. He'll be jumping from 3 miles up. That is the point that is considered the boundry of space.You can actually see the curvature of the earth from that point. When you look up, you see the black immense of space above you. It's really high up. (The picture above isn't that high). They don't really know what happens to a human body when it breaks the speed of sound. I'm not sure when he is planning on jumping -- the article just said "later this year." I wonder how long he'll actually be in the air?
Read the article for yourself here.