The Redbull Stratos mission is currently underway, with Felix Baumgartner on his way up to 90,000 feet in the helium filled balloon.
For the Stratos mission Baumgartner, in a matter of hours, will be free falling from the edge of space in what will be the second-highest skydive in history.
About one hour ago, Redbull Stratos updated their site saying:
“We are airborne! Felix is on his way up inside a pressurized space capsule to 90,000 feet under a helium-filled balloon.”
The mission was originally slated for Monday, but was postponed on both Monday and Tuesday.
Today’s jump is part of a training exercise to prepare Baumgartner and his team to go for the record. The highest jump is 102,000 feet. He will go for that in August.