The record breaking sky dive attempt was aborted earlier this week. The weather at the launch site in Roswell,NM was unfavorable for launching a balloon 120,000 feet into the air. But they finally got that balloon in the air and pilot, Felix Baumgartner, is on his way to making history.

According to the mission's website

Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, will attempt to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Supported by a team of experts Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. His attempt to dare atmospheric limits holds the potential to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers.

 

See pilot, Felix Baumgartner, prepare for the supersonic sky dive from space.