1st Skydiver ready to break Sound Barrier 8th Oct 2012 (HD)
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"Fear has become a friend of mine. It’s what prevents me from stepping too far over the line."
Red Bull Stratos has described the attempt as a jump from the edge of space.
However, space is generally considered to begin at an altitude of 62 miles (100 km), or 327,000 feet.
Next week, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break the world record for highest-ever skydive, leaping from a balloon nearly 23 miles above Earth’s surface.
If all goes according to plan, Baumgartner will step into the void 120,000 feet (36,576 meters) above southeastern New Mexico early Monday, then plummet to Earth in a harrowing freefall that will see him become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier.