UPDATE: Thanks to a sudden gust of wind an Austrian daredevil will have to wait hours, days, or even weeks for his next chance to make an unprecedented leap from the edge of space, setting records as he breaks the speed of sound in freefall above New Mexico.
Felix Baumgartner was to ascend 120,000 feet – about 36 kilometres – 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. It was further delayed overnight.
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