Red Bull Stratos - Freefall from the Edge of Space

 Photo from Red Bull's website

Photo from Red Bull's website

Update: October 12th - the launch has been rescheduled for Sunday the 14th

Update: October 9th - Strong winds cancelled the event, but hopefully it will continue later on this week.

Felix Baumgartner is going to attempt to make history this morning...

Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of space that will try to surpass human limits that have existed for more than 50 years. Supported by a team of experts, Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to more than 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters and make a record-breaking freefall jump in the attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall (an estimated 690 miles / 1,110 kilometers per hour), while delivering valuable data for medical and scientific advancement.

You can livestream the event from Red Bull's website, or over at You Tube if the feed gets bogged down.