With Felix Baumgartner’s record breaking jump from the stratosphere now scheduled – weather permitting – for Sunday, October 14, time is running out to get up to speed on how exactly a balloon, capsule, and pressure suit help a man survive a 36,000 m free fall that exceeds the speed of sound. Get the scoop below!
Find out how a record-breaking supersonic sky dive from space works, in this SPACE.com infographic.
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