Red Bull Stratos Mission’s Next-Gen Space Suit

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner wants to do something dead crazy next summer: He wants to break Joseph Kittinger’s free falling record, jumping from an altitude of 120,000 feet up in the air. As you can expect, doing this isn’t exactly what we could call “safe”, so Baumgartner will need a special suit, giving him life support at high altitude, and protecting him while he plunges down through Earth’s atmosphere, breaking the speed of sound in the process. The following video gives a brief overview of whole project. Check it out:

[Via Discovery News]


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