Red Bull Stratos: Supersonic freefall attempt called off due to winds

2012-10-10 00:00

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner sits in his capsule in preparation for the final manned flight of Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, yesterday, before high winds forced him to call off his planned death-defying leap from a capsule carried by a helium balloon to 37 kilometres above the Earth, at the very edge of Space. A new attempt will not be made before tomorrow. If successful, Baumgartner will be the first parachutist to break the sound barrier, and will perform the longest freefall.

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