The ultimate parachute jump is about to take place

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/the-man-wholl-fall-to-earth-20120206-1r1bt.html


Felix Baumgartner jumps from the 509-metre Taipei 101 Tower in Taiwan in 2007.
Felix Baumgartner jumps from the 509-metre Taipei 101 Tower in Taiwan in 2007. Photo: AFP
It is the ultimate parachute jump.
From the edge of space, Felix Baumgartner will leap from a balloon and plummet 36,500 metres.
After 35 seconds he will break the sound barrier, and finally, at 1520 metres, he will deploy a parachute and – hopefully – land safely.


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/the-man-wholl-fall-to-earth-20120206-1r1bt.html#ixzz1lfJIKEFF

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