Professional Skydiver Felix Baumgartner is planning to jump out of a hot air balloon at the edge of space.
The jump was scheduled to take place outside of Roswell, New Mexico yesterday but was rescheduled due to bad weather.
Baumgartner’s jump would see him floating to the edge of outer space in a hot air balloon and jumping from a specially designed capsule. He would fall a full 90,000 feet–or 17 miles–and reach a terminal velocity of 500 miles per hour.
Baumgartner’s skydive would be the second-highest free fall in history. The record is 102,000 feet. The current jump is part of the training exercise to beat that record, which he plans to do in August.
Weather permitting, Baumgartner and his team, sponsored by Redbull, will make the jump from the edge of space today.
Check out this Redbull video of his skydiving team here.