I think this guy is cazy, but awesome – at 9:45 am New Mexico time extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner started his 3 hour ascent to reach 23 miles above earth in a balloon. Then he will jump, free falling at speeds over 700 mph and breaking the sound barrier.
From the article:
“Coincidentally, Sunday also marks the 65th anniversary of U.S. test pilot Chuck Yeager successful attempt to become the first man to officially break the sound barrier aboard an airplane.”
Can’t wait to get the word that Felix is OK and hear about his journey!