Less than one day after endurance artist and magician David Blaine, 39, unplugged from his high-voltage stunt in which he was bombarded with one million volts of electricity for 72 hours straight while perched 20 feet up in the air on a New York pier, there's more daredevil news out there for all you adrenaline-seekers. This time Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner, 43, will attempt to break the world record for highest free fall ever in a mission called the Red Bull Stratos.

The skydiving record of 102,800 feet, set by Joe Kittinger, 84, a captain in the U.S. Air Force, in 1960, has held for 52 years. Baumgartner will fall from 120,000 feet — nearly 23 miles — above Roswell, New Mexico, free-falling fast enough to break the sound barrier and becoming the first skydiver ever to accomplish such a feat.

The event will occur at 1:30 p.m. today and will be covered live by Discovery News, Discovery Channel and Velocity. Live updates and commentary will be available on Twitter from @Discovery_News, @Discovery and @VelocityTV1, as well as the hashtag #SpaceJumpLIVE.

It will take Baumgartner between 15-20 minutes to reach the earth after his fall from what the Red Bull Stratos mission is calling "the edge of space."

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