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“Born to Fly” reads the tattoo on Felix’s arm.
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A heater was not working and the visor fogged up. The jump went ahead.
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Final preparations: Felix in a gym work-out.
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Relaxing the muscles.
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Activities here and below are during the early hours of Oct 9th, Roswell, NM. In the image, Weather Briefing
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Capsule moved out of hanger.
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Don Day (meteorologist) launched the Radiosonde to 100,000 ft+ for accurate wind predictions.
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Inside Mission Control.
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Approx. one hour before lift off: Joe Kittinger and team take their seat in Mission Control for audio testing.
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Capsule on the move.
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Medical checks done, ready for suiting.
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Felix ready to roll UPDATE: mission abort

Posted: Oct 09, 2012 02:37 pm EDT

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(Newsdesk/UPDATED) "The next time we talk, I'm going to be the person who has the 2nd highest parachute jump in the world," said Joe Kittinger at Weather Brief this morning.His apprentice, Austrian Felix Baumgartner is ready to launch. UPDATED: the mission was just aborted for gusty winds.Felix will ascend in a helium balloon to an altitude of 120,000 ft/36,576 m and jump out of his capsule trying to become the first person to break the speed of sound (1 Mach - 768 mph at sea level - around 1000kmh/600+ mph on flight...

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