Red Bull are at it again. While usually giving people wings and getting them to run off piers in the Flugtag, they're taking it to new heights. Literally. On October 8th, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner is going 23 miles above the Earth in a weather balloon, only to skydive back to the surface in an attempt to break the record for the highest skydive which was set by Joseph Kittenger way back in 1960.
He's quoted as saying that he 'hopes' to land in New Mexico. The fact that he can't even be sure what state he's going to land in must be very reassuring for his family. During the dive, Baumgartner is set to become the first skydiver to break the speed of sound with his body, hence the special suit. We're going to assume they thought of earplugs.