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Jump from edge of space delayed

2012-10-09 14:46

Los Angeles - An Austrian daredevil's bid to make an unprecedented leap from the edge of space, setting records as he breaks the speed of sound in freefall above New Mexico, was delayed by weather on Tuesday.

Felix Baumgartner was to ascend 120 000 feet - nearly 36km - in a capsule taken to the edge of the stratosphere by a helium balloon, before stepping out in a pressurised suit to fall back to earth.

The jump was initially due to take place on Monday, but was then delayed by 24 hours due to weather. Early on Monday, it was further delayed by weather until 1330 GMT on Tuesday at the earliest, organisers said.

Comments
  • butch.poulter - 2012-10-09 15:22

    What a rush

  • albert.m.burger - 2012-10-09 15:46

    May the force be with you!

  • Cappuccinno4u - 2012-10-10 08:48

    hope u dnt collide with boeing 747 on ur way down.. Check with da space traffic cops prior..space spot fine are heavy m told lol..

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