Updated: Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012, 2:06 PM MDT
Published : Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012, 2:06 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Fearless Felix, as he is known, has picked a date for his attempt to record the record for a high-altitude jump.
Felix Baumgartner, 43, is planning to jump from 120,000 feet over Roswell on Oct. 8.
He would be the first person to break the sound barrier in a freefall.
Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team have been preparing for years to break the record for highest jump set 52 years ago by Air Force Capt. Joseph Kittinger.
Now a retired colonel consulting on the Stratos project, Kittinger launched from an airstrip near Tularosa, jumped from 102,800 feet and landed safely in the desert on White Sands Missile Range.
The capsule had to be repaired after it was damaged during Baumgartner's July test jump from 18 miles above Roswell on July 25.