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Australian skydiver Felix Baumgartner talks with FOX News about his plans to parachute from space.
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Barely any oxygen. Temperatures. Well below freezing but Felix Baumgartner is going 23. Miles into the stratosphere. And jumping out of a capsule attached to helium below and nothing but a parachute. And a pressure sit. To keep his blood from boiling which can happen at these altitudes at 120000. Feet and is expected to be the highest jump in history. Felix it hopes to make that histories. She's Trainor retired air force colonel -- kidding here. Colonel Keppinger holds the current world record with a jump from over a 102000. The way back in 1960 what an honor to have both of you here. I didn't like it's incredible attack -- a year. You know Felix did you know that sort of that they -- was grabbing my attention in this this issue of the Armstrong line as its known and going beyond that. In altitude literally you know our our bodies are not made for that and and the blood can begin to literally Boyle at that level. What do you do to prevent that from happening well that's. The reason why are we gonna use the next generation pressure suit which you can see right here this is also my my helmet. And I think trained to use this suit which is not easy freefall. Skydiving and that's who becomes really difficult that's not a lot of past champs on good yeah. And you know so -- you had really been such an inspiration to him what do you tell him about. The mental preparation which has to be so important because if you if you panic I would imagine you're gonna you know that this it won't matter too much right. Well he's not gonna panic when I'm out there but I sure they have the same thing that when I did it -- fifty years ago that the three cities. Confidence in your equipment -- and team and Collison yourself and the results were. When you have tired US air force and in you will hold the the current record Felix to just take everybody through it exactly in the real quickly you know what's gonna happen. How how you do this jump and what are sort of the most important points and it. Rob -- -- that precious it. Then I have two brief brief pure oxygen for almost an hour to get rid of -- -- -- bubbles in my blood system. Then lock myself in a pressure capsule which is hanging on any feeling balloon. It takes about three hours without traffic to go all the way up. And half of the awesome depressurized Angeles traffic up at the second half if not. Half the field wasn't gonna be pressurized capsule and I Klein about which is it proper procedure to about 43 steps but we have been trained. The last couple years to make it's perfect you know and I'm climbing out I'm standing there. Probably set a little prayer and them getting off and then within the first thirty seconds -- -- accelerate so fast if you break the speed of sound. Mean human. Human body breaking the speed of sound that's a first as I understand that as well. I in his eight I guess I mean can we get it takes out of this is so everybody can check it out because it is it's Super Bowl line is is hanging our stadium there's a look at it. Out at I would be remiss to not ask you the most basic about questions why on our. Would you wanna do that. Yes. Well I'm a very competitive person you know I like the challenge and have done much on just to myself the last couple years have been based -- Tough enough to persist pitching we addition there at the highest -- in the world. And this is a totally different ball game now this is science project. It's interesting and took it into was always my childhood hero when I was little kid is just got ever I was looking up to choking danger. And always admired what he did back in the sixties and I have never thought the number one's gonna break his record not at half the chance that we'll definitely taken. Issue that can have an -- not a to have both of you here. I've -- managers while of course and looked quite sometime this summer the conditions have to be just right so you'll let us know if when you're ready to go on what will be will be watching with the rest the well thank you so much just wish you best of luck to colonel pleasure to me as well thank you thank you so much for coming.