Austrian extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner goes through dress rehearsal at Red Bull Stratos mission headquarters in Roswell, New Mexico, in this October 6, 2012, handout photo. Baumgartner’s record-breaking jump from 36,576 meters, scheduled for Tuesday, will be closely tracked by HD cameras in his capsule, on his body, in the air and on the ground, as the Austrian’s plunge through the sound barrier promises to be the best-documented high-altitude jump ever and can be watched in real time not only by the Mission Team but also by viewers around the world.
The jump is scheduled on Tuesday, October 09, 2012, but will solely depend on the weather.
In this Friday Jan. 22, 2010 photo provided by Red Bull Stratos, Pilot Felix Baumgartner, left, shakes hands with United States Air Force Col. (Ret.) Joe Kittinger, right, following the Red Bull Stratos press conference in New York announcing Baumgartner's plan to attempt to become the first person ever to break the speed of sound with the human body. ? Photo by AP
Red Bull, pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria, stands in his trailer during the preparation for the final manned flight of Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. ? Photo by AP
In this Nov. 8, 2011, photo provided by Red Bull Stratos, retired U.S Air Force Col. Joe Kittinger, left, and pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria greet each other during the Brooks chamber test for Red Bull Stratos. The Red Bull Stratos team brings together the world's leading minds in aerospace medicine, engineering, pressure suit development, capsule creation and balloon fabrication. ? Photo by AP
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austriasits in his capsule during the preparations for the final manned flight of the Red Bull Stratos mission in Roswell, New Mexico. ? Photo by AFP
In this image obtained from www.redbullcontentpool.com, pilot Felix Baumgartner (Center) of Austria stands on the step of his capsule during the preparation for the final manned flight of Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. ? Photo by AFP
Felix Baumgartner prepares to jump during the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos over Roswell, N.M. On Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 over New Mexico, Baumgartner will attempt to jump higher and faster in a free fall than anyone ever before and become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier. ? Photo by AP
In this March 15, 2012, photo provided by Red Bull Stratos, pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria prepares to jump at the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, if winds allow, in the desert surrounding Roswell, Baumgartner will attempt to break Kittinger's world record for the highest and fastest free fall. ? Photo by AP
A balloon lifts up during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. It's described as a ?40-acre dry cleaner bag,? that, when first filled, will stretch 55 stories high. On Monday, this special ultra-thin helium balloon is scheduled to liftoff from Roswell, N.M., to carry ?Fearless Felix? Baumgartner 23 miles into the stratosphere for what he hopes will be a history-making, sound barrier-breaking skydive. ? Photo by AP