The Red Bull Stratos team has announced that they are moving into the final preparation phase of their long anticipated mission: Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to 36 576 metres and jump out, in the process attempting to break records for the highest manned balloon flight, the longest freefall duration and the highest skydive. The core objective is to push the limits of human endurance, explore the edge of space and deliver insights for science and education.
Joe Kittinger's existing record of 31 333 metres has remained untouched for over 50 years.
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