Austrian daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s attempt to become the first person to break the sound barrier unaided by a vehicle by jumping from an altitude of 120,000 ft has been postponed again.
Windy weather has kept Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team grounded, as the third scheduled attempt was postponed on Thursday. The team is now hoping to attempt the record breaking, death-defying attempt on Sunday 14th October.
Red Bull Stratos spokeswoman Sarah Anderson said: “Sunday is looking like an option.”
Baumgartner will travel to an altitude of 120,000 feet in a pressurized capsule attached to a 55-story helium balloon that is incredibly thin. The 30-million-cubic-foot balloon is very delicate and to successfully launch winds cannot be stronger than 2mph.
Interesting Fact: The balloon is about one-tenth the thickness of a standard Ziploc bag…Madness!