Felix Baumgartner’s “Red Bull Stratos” Jump Gets Postponed Due To Weather

When Red Bull decided to host the Stratos Space Jump from Roswell, New Mexico, it was because of the normally favorable weather conditions in the area.  The jump was delayed a couple of times and both reasons were because of unfavorable weather.

Red Bull is planning to send daredevil Felix Baumgartner 23 miles up in a capsule to the edge of the stratosphere.

From there, he was going to jump out and break the sound barrier.  He would free fall for 22 miles before pulling out his parachute.  His attempt yesterday was delayed because of a sold front that moved in and out, which created volatile weather conditions.  Today’s jump was delayed because of winds, which prevented his planned 1:30PM EDT jump.

Today’s jump was delayed due to winds, but they expected it to be good to go at 1:30 EDT. Unfortunately, gusty winds have forced the cancellation of the jump.

Looks like we’ll try it all again soon. Red Bull says that Thursday is the next possible day to make an attempt, and we’ll be streaming it live here once again.

When the event happens, it will be streamed live on http://www.redbullstratos.com/live.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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