Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  It is the tallest artificial structure in the world, standing at 2,722 ft. Construction began on 6 January 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009.  The building officially opened on 4 January 2010.  Photo: amongraf.ro/luxuryhotelsDubai

Luxury tourist attraction: Dubai

Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest artificial structure in the world, standing at 2,722 ft. Construction began on 6 January 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010. Photo: amongraf.ro/luxuryhotelsDubai

World's Highest Skydive! Daredevil Felix Baumgartner Makes Record-Breaking Supersonic 'Space Jump' | Space.com

World's Highest Skydive! Daredevil Felix Baumgartner Makes Record-Breaking Supersonic 'Space Jump' | Space.com

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Baumgartner LandsCredit: Red Bull StratosFelix Baumgartner kneels on the ground after landing safely from the highest skydive ever.

Baumgartner LandsCredit: Red Bull StratosFelix Baumgartner kneels on the ground after landing safely from the highest skydive ever.

A custom spacesuit has been designed to protect Felix Baumgartner for his attempt at the world's highest skydive. The suit will protect him from -70 degree temperatures and low pressure at the extreme altitude and maintain the oxygen and pressure levels he'll need to survive at supersonic speeds.

Austrian Skydiver Lands Safely After Freefalling Faster Than Speed of Sound

A custom spacesuit has been designed to protect Felix Baumgartner for his attempt at the world's highest skydive. The suit will protect him from -70 degree temperatures and low pressure at the extreme altitude and maintain the oxygen and pressure levels he'll need to survive at supersonic speeds.

Highest Skydive: Triumph  Skydiver Felix Baumgartner of Austria and Technical Project Director Art Thompson of the Unites States celebrate after successfully completing the worlds highest skydive, a supersonic leap, for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, on Oct. 14, 2012

Highest Skydive: Triumph Skydiver Felix Baumgartner of Austria and Technical Project Director Art Thompson of the Unites States celebrate after successfully completing the worlds highest skydive, a supersonic leap, for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, on Oct. 14, 2012

Joseph William Kittinger II is a retired Colonel in the US Air Force and a USAF Command Pilot. Following his initial operational assignment in fighter aircraft, he participated in Project Manhigh and Project Excelsior in 1960, setting a world record for the highest skydive from a height greater than 31 kilometres (19 mi).[1] He was also the first man to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a gas balloon.

Joseph William Kittinger II is a retired Colonel in the US Air Force and a USAF Command Pilot. Following his initial operational assignment in fighter aircraft, he participated in Project Manhigh and Project Excelsior in 1960, setting a world record for the highest skydive from a height greater than 31 kilometres (19 mi).[1] He was also the first man to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a gas balloon.

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