Felix Baumgartner celebrates after supersonic skydive. (Photo Courtesy: Getty Images)
He's a UFO -- an Unbelievable Falling Object. Skydiver "Fearless Felix" Baumgartner took a plunge from more than 18 miles high. That's three times higher than cruising jetliners. But that's not high enough for Baumgartner.
Yesterday's stratospheric leap is just a warm-up for a record-breaking jump. Baumgartner hopes to skydive from an altitude of 23 miles or 125,000 feet in about month. He also wants to go supersonic, breaking the speed of sound with just his body.
As with yesterday's jump, Baumgartner plans his record attempt for the skies above Roswell, New Mexico.
The town helped ignite the UFO craze after a supposed flying saucer crashed in the late 1940s.
The Associated Press