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Felix Bumgartner is about to freefall faster than any human ever has
He’s already about a half hour into the ascent; he’s scheduled to jump around 1:45 pm EST. You should definitely check out the live stream here.
In case you haven’t been following the mission, Red Bull Stratos is an attempt to jump from a specially designed balloon from 120,000 feet above the Earth’s surface. In the course of returning to Earth, Felix will accelerate to speeds greater than Mach 1 - the speed of sound! If you’re interested, be sure to read more about the project.