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Join Date: Sep 2011
Daredevil Sets Sight on a 22-Mile Fall
Felix Baumgartner, a professional daredevil, plans to step off a balloon-borne capsule 22 miles above Earth on Tuesday and plummet for five and a half minutes until opening his parachute a mile above the New Mexico desert.
If all goes as planned, he will do a series of barrel rolls in the near-vacuum of the stratosphere and then plunge headfirst at more than 700 miles per hour, becoming the first sky diver to break the sound barrier.