Could space jumping be the next extreme sport? After all the objects that have gone into suborbital space: teddy bears, Lego men, plates of sushi, one man plans to send himself up to the edge, and then leap back down again.
We first told you about Felix Baumgartner's quest to be the first supersonic man two years ago, and now it looks like his potentially record-breaking jump has a date. This week, Baumgartner's jump team will announce plans to send the sky diver up with a suborbital balloon this coming August. He'll travel 120,000 above ground, and then spend ten minutes traveling (we hope safely) back to Earth. It's believed that he will travel 690 miles per hour, allowing him to break the sound barrier.