If you're anything like me, you were quite annoyed earlier this week by all the claims that Felix Baumgartner had jumped from "near space" or even space itself (really, *Telegraph*?). Not to take away from his remarkable achievement — a freefall from 128,100 feet — fearless Felix was actually very, very far from space — as much as another 400,000 feet away if you count the lowest possible orbit. Looking to illustrate this, *PopSci*'s Emily Elert has put together an infographic that visually demonstrates just how far Baumgartner really was from space.

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In terms of how far space is from the surface of the Earth, The Federation Aeronautique Internationale has established the so-called Karman line at an altitude of 62 miles (327,360 feet), while NASA gives a generous (if not arbitrary) figure of 50 miles (264,00 feet) — still considerably higher than Baumgartner's jump point.

It's also worth noting that we're still quite a ways off from developing a space suit that can withstand the rigors of a complete re-entry from space. Designing a space suit that can protect its occupant from the tremendous heat will take some considerable technological know-how. And as Baumgartner's dizzying freefall clearly showed, even a drop from 128,100 feet is wrought with extreme danger.