The second manned test flight for the Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. The Stratos is a mission to the edge of space at an altitude of 120,000 feet in an attempt to break several records including the speed of sound in freefall.
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria walks toward the capsule at the flight line. This is the second test in a series of jumps that will lead to a 23-mile jump in the coming months. The third jump would break Joseph Kittinger's long-standing record for highest skydive, set in 1960.