Baumgartner Jump Delayed Until Tuesday
Pilot Felix Baumgartner's record jump attempt was delayed a day due to gusty winds.
October 8, 2012 - Gusty winds in Roswell, New Mexico, have delayed Felix Baumgartner's record attempt parachute jump from 120,000 feet until Tuesday, October 9, according to the Red Bull Stratos team. Meteorologist Don Day informed Baumgartner Friday the winds forecast for today's original launch date were well in excess of the 2 mph maximum.
"The good news is that we usually have a day or two after this type of cold front moves through where the weather can be favorable for a balloon launch," Day said.
Baumgartner, 43, will attempt to break the freefall record (100,000 feet) set in 1960 by Joe Kittinger as well as establish four other world records including the first person to break the sound barrier in freefall. Visit the Red Bull Stratos website for the latest launch information.