Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Felix Baumgartner, Legend in Training

This is sort of a placeholder, because the real event hasn't happened yet. But it's going to, soon. All the smaller variables have been worked out, and we're just waiting on the last great unknown: The weather.

Felix Baumgartner, amateur projectile and professional lunatic, is going to throw himself out a balloon in the stratosphere over New Mexico. It's believed his unaided body will crack the sound barrier on the way down. His chief adviser is the current record of the atmospheric high dive, conducted on behalf of the US military back in the 1960s. This couldn't be made more awesome.

And so, out in the desert, they wait for low wind, of all things. And we wish them luck.

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