Watch an Insane Man Jump From the Edge of Space, Live, Right Here (Postponed Till Tomorrow)

By Sam Gibbs on at

Today, Felix Baumgartner is attempting to break the world record for the highest and fastest skydive, from 23 miles up -- that's from the edge of space. The best bit is you can watch the whole shebang right here, live.

Baumgartner attempted to launch his death-defying feat yesterday, but couldn't because of some bad wind. He's It's looking a bit calmer today, apparently, which should mean things go without a hitch and he breaks 690mph on his way down. Right now final preparations are still underway; lets hope whoever packs his parachutes gets it right, or that'll be one deep, human-sized hole in the ground.

If all goes to plan, Baumgartner will be the first man in history to break the sound barrier, without an aeroplane or a rocket -- that really is incredible. It all kicks off at 13.30pm BST, so come back then and live the amazing feat with us.

Update: Looks like the wind is just too strong to launch, we'll try again tomorrow.