Red Bull Stratos set to Launch This Morning – Felix Baumgartner to freefall 120,000 feet

UPDATE: Flight was aborted due to weather. New launch date TBD.

Tune in this morning as Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon before skydiving toward Earth at supersonic speeds. Sponsored by Red Bull, the mission hopes to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers. Baumgartner is attempting to break the speed of sound during his freefall. If you want to watch it live head here or learn more at

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Felix prepares for launch. Photo Courtesy of Red Bull Stratos Twitter: @RedBullStratos