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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.
Originally posted by diddy1234
Couldn't he just jump from the space station ?
now that would be really interesting and set the ultimate record for speed (17,500mph).edit on 7/2/2012 by diddy1234 because: (no reason given)