All systems are now active and witness the precious moment of Felix Baumgartner’s leap from the edge of space. The launch date is scheduled for October 8th, over Roswell, New Mexico. Zenith brand ambassador Felix Baumgartner wears the new El Primero Stratos Stratus Flyback 1/10 Jump Second Chronograph from a cockpit suspended from a balloon at a height of 120,000 feet / With a stratospheric jump of 36.5 kilometers, this altitude is close to four times the normal flight altitude of a passenger aircraft. Called the Red Bull Stratos, this mission at the margins of space will attempt to exceed human limits for more than 50 years and break four world records:
1.The highest flying height of a sitting balloon
2.Highest free fall height
3.The longest free fall distance
4, and the first time in history to break through the sound barrier with the human body.