Unfortunately earlier in the week Felix Baumgartner had to delay his
space jump from 120,000 feet, due to windy weather conditions. However
hopefully if the weather allows, he will be re-attempting to jump this
Sunday 14th at 8:30am EDT.
Taking him up to 120,000 feet height
above the Earth is a special balloon called the Red Bull Stratos, which
has been specially created to hold a colossal 30 million cubic foot
(843,497 cubic meters) of helium gas.
you can see in the image above the balloon is absolutely gigantic in
size and is the biggest balloon ever made measuring 102.05 m tall
approximately 335 feet. Equivalent to a 55 story building, or higher
than the Statue of Liberty to put it in perspective.
When Felix Baumgartner makes
the jump back to Earth from 120,000 ft up he is expected to travel at
around 690 miles per hour or 1,110 kilometers per hour, as he hurtles
back to Earth.