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A 22-mile Fall - A 5:30 minute stunt


Flight Director
Flight Instructor

Fearless Felix Baumgartner, age 43, will fall to earth from the edge of space and into New Mexico on Tuesday morning. Mr. Baumgartner has been training for five years.

To reach such thin air requires an enormous yet lightweight balloon, 55 stories high, built of a polyethylene plastic that is one-tenth the thickness of a sandwich bag. -- NY Times