Skydiving is dangerous — but not nearly as dangerous as skydiving from a plane in outer space.
That can kill you. The temperature can freeze your body, and the lack of air pressure can boil your blood.
Nonetheless, an Austrian daredevil named Felix Baumgartner plans to take the 23-mile plunge from the edge of space. And in the process, he hopes to become the first parachutist to break the sound barrier, plummeting toward the ground at 760 miles per hour.
But this is no stunt; it’s called the Red Bull Stratos project, and the engineers and scientists behind this attempt to break the record for the highest freefall ever…Read Full Article