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Photos: Red Bull Stratos Supersonic 'Space Jump' Training

Under Pressure

Red Bull Stratos

Red Bull Stratos skydiving capsule pressure testing in Lancaster, CA.

I Turn My Camera On

Red Bull Stratos

Special cameras are mounted inside the capsule to document the event.

Sharp Dressed Man

Red Bull Stratos

The suit that Felix Baumgartner will wear during the record-breaking attempt.

Don't Forget Your Space Helmet

Red Bull Stratos

This helmet and gloves are part of Felix Baumgartner's skydiving equipment.

Peace Above Earth

Red Bull

The next stage of Red Bull Stratos testing is to see how the capsule systems will withstand simulated conditions of 120,000 feet, followed by successively higher balloon jumps.

Jumping From the Edge of Space

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner will attempt a supersonic dive from the edge of space to break the record for highest altitude jump.

Space Diving by 2011?

United States Air Force

Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger, Jr. jumps from Excelsior III balloon gondola in a 1960 test, freefalling toward Earth for over 4 minutes.

Red Bull Stratos Mission Infographic

Red Bull Creative

Red Bull Stratos mission infographic (ENG, Imperial Units, Color).

Red Bull Stratos Capsule and Balloon Infographic

Red Bull Creative

Infographic of Red Bull Stratos capsule and balloon (US Spelling, Imperial Units, Color).

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