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Felix leaving the capsule October 9th.
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The high altitude balloon twists in the wind just seconds before a call was made to abort the mission.
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L-R: Meteorologist Don Day, mentor and previous record holder Joe Kittinger, Technical Project Director Art Thompson.
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The Balloon explained in Imperial Units below.
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Space Jump watch: Felix Baumgartner’s next attempt

Posted: Oct 12, 2012 02:59 pm EDT

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(Newsdesk / update Oct 13, 2012 02:30 pm EDT) After the October 9th attempt was aborted Baumgartner said, “It was a disappointment, but as long as we have a spare balloon and we have more launch opportunities, I'm good. I want to break the speed of sound no matter what it takes. I'm willing to go the extra mile." The mission was aborted at the last minute due to wind gusts which made it impossible to safely inflate the 30 million cubic feet / 834,497 cubic meters balloon for the launch. The balloon, when fully...

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