Ever since I added stock car racing to my bucket list after noticing that I only need 50,000 Amtrak points for a “Race Your Own Stock Car” experience, I’ve been on the lookout for some more epic stuff to add to my list, which also includes buying Pabst and organizing a library tasting of Crystal Pepsi.
So you can imagine my reaction when I heard that Red Bull is offering people a chance to free fall from earth’s stratosphere…
At least I thought everyone was going to get a chance to fall from space, but as it turns out free falling from space is pretty complicated, and dangerous, and expensive, and the jump is happening from a balloon, and while I have no problem with extreme parachuting, balloons terrify me.
According to MSNBC:
Details about Baumgartner’s near-space mission came out on Friday during a series of announcements by its corporate sponsor, Red Bull. The mission represents one giant leap for Red Bull, which has long sponsored a team of skyjumpers to market its energy drinks. Although the company hasn’t said how much the Red Bull Stratos mission will cost, the price tag seems likely to hit hundreds of thousands of dollars, or millions.