Shortly after 7am Lafayette time a strange odyssey will begin. A thrill seeker, a daredevil, an extreme sports enthusiast will attempt to jump from the edge of space. Felix Baumgartner is one of Red Bull's special brand of adrenaline junkies.

Felix is a world record holding BASE jumper, airplane pilot and all around crazy individual. He is attempting to safely jump from 120-thousand feet above the surface of the Earth. That is a little over 22 miles above the ground.

This is more than just a publicity stunt for Red Bull, there is scientific data that will be gathered through out the descent and this information could lead to amazing advances in personal space travel. If you'd like to watch Felix live from the edge of space you can do that here.