Into the stratosphere

Red Bull gives this guy wings.

So, do you think riding your mountain bike downhill or hitting a half pipe on your snowboard is extreme? Think again. Red Bull and extreme skydiver Felix Baumgartner have teamed up to attempt a freefall skydive from 120,000 feet above sea level (that’s 23 miles!). This feat will not only smash several world records, including the first time a human being has reached supersonic speeds outside of a rocket or airplane, and the longest-ever free fall at an estimated six minutes, but it will provide invaluable research towards the viability of having astronauts being able to eject from a spacecraft or space station and be able to parachute to earth safely.

This week’s Frandoms are by Thomas Stringham at Hot Tomali.