Felix Baumgartner, decked out in his spiffy Red Bull jumpsuit, successfully set a new record for highest jump by a human, but failed to establish a new freefall record. The Austrian sky diver jumped from a capsule nearly 25 miles in the air, reaching speeds hovering near the sound barrier.
UPDATE: The jump has been aborted due to "gusty winds." No word on when it will be rescheduled.
Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to more than 120,000 feet and make a record-breaking freefall jump in the attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall (an estimated 690 miles per hour), while delivering valuable data for medical and scientific advancement.
Fingers crossed that this ends well.