Jump from edge of space delayed
09 October 2012, 17:46
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.
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.
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.