Skydiver Fearless Felix jumps from 18 miles up

Skydiver “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner has done it again.

On Wednesday, Baumgartner took another stratospheric leap, this time from an altitude of more than 18 miles – an estimated 96,640 feet, nearly three times higher than cruising jetliners. He landed safely near Roswell, N.M. His top speed was an estimated 536 mph, said Brian Utley, an official observer on site.

via News from The Associated Press.

His goal is to beat the 1960 record of Capt. Kittinger of 19.5 miles up.

If you have a few minutes, read about Captain Kittinger’s life. Amazing fellow.