Tumbling from a hydrogen balloon at 24 miles up, a plush toy shows its own daredevil mettle.
The wait will drag on for daredevil Felix Baumgartner, as his attempt at a breathtaking, record-setting freefall continues to be bedeviled by the weather.
The extreme skydiver sets a record for the highest manned balloon ascent and highest freefall in his bid to go supersonic.
This was no recreational skydive. Baumgartner ascended to a record-setting altitude in a quest to make the fastest freefall ever.
The daredevil parachutist wants to be the first person ever to hit Mach 1 in a freefall. But today's jump has been aborted because of gusting winds.
The high-speed, high-altitude jump lacked one key angle during the live stream, but some sleuths have compiled near cosmic footage from Felix Baumgartner's chest-mounted camera.
Felix Baumgartner aims to be the first human to break the sound barrier in a freefall, departing a balloon-slung gondola at 121,000 feet -- the edge of space.
Felix Baumgartner plans to ride a balloon to an altitude of 120,000 feet and then jump. In freefall on the way down, the veteran skydiver aims to hit Mach 1.
A new extended video, tied to a GoPro Super Bowl ad, shows eight minutes of Baumgartner's epic jump.
It's the 216th anniversary of the landmark descent to Paris by a very brave Frenchman. Today's interactive doodle lets you get in on the action.