Best known for Street magic and his extreme feats of endurance, David Blaine’s last death defying feat was in 2012 called Electrified which saw David in a 15 kilogram Faraday suit between Tesla coils discharging bolts of electricity around his body.

His daughter was 2 at the time and he decided that what he did was too scary for her and he stopped his extreme performances until now. Daughter Dessa age 9 now has inspired him to do this new feat like the Disney movie Up.

Ascension was made possible with a team from YouTube, David Blaine will float up in the air by a bunch of special balloons. One “balloon” holds important equipment for cameras, safety and control including a parachute which David will use when he reaches more than 20 thousand feet.