by Olivier Piedboeuf in Video on Wednesday 16 May 2012

On March 15, Austria’s Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a space capsule from an altitude of approximately 71,580 feet as the Red Bull Stratos project moved forward into the manned flight stage in New Mexico. The 42 year-old rode the space capsule attached to a giant helium balloon above the so-called Armstrong Line. The goal of the Red Bull Stratos project is to see Baumgartner attempt a record-breaking freefall from 120,000 feet this summer, where he’ll potentially become the first man to go supersonic without the support of a vehicle.