Austrian pilot Felix Baumgartner is attempting to break the record for the highest skydive, and become the first human to break the sound barrier without a plane or spacecraft. TODAY’s Tom Yamas reports.
A 43-year-old daredevil known as ’Fearless Felix’ is set to skydive from 23 miles above Earth and plummet for more than five minutes with supersonic speeds reaching up to 700 miles per hour. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria exits his capsule as he begins his record-setting skydive over Roswell, New Mexico October 14, 2012 in this frame capture from handout video. Baumgartner broke a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles . REUTERS/Red Bull Content Pool/Handout (UNITED STATES -