Daredevil Felix Baumgartner is planning to jump from 90,000ft and land in Roswell, New Mexico.
Felix will begin his journey in a capsule using a helium balloon to ascend far in to the heavens. Once he reaches 90,000ft he will jump from the capsule, hurtling downwards and accelerating to speeds of up to 509 miles per hour within 30 seconds. In August he plans to do the same again but jumping from a height of 120,000ft, the fall from which will accelerate him up to 690mph and break the sound barrier in the process.
"The pressure is huge, and we not only have to endure but excel," he said. "We're excellently prepared, but it's never going to be a fun day, I'm risking my life, after all."
"It seems appropriate that Roswell, ground zero for UFO hunters, is hosting the mission to the edge of space -- because the sight of daredevil Felix Baumgartner diving back to Earth from 90 thousand feet will certainly spark new UFO conspiracy theories."
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