Update: Today’s Spacedive Mission Aborted

To everyone’s major disappointment, Felix Baumgartner’s epic spacedive scheduled for today has been aborted due to gusty wind conditions in Roswell, New Mexico.

According to mission control, the launch is the second-most dangerous part of this mission (second only to Baumgartner’s actual jump), and even slight winds could be disastrous. The team will try again when weather conditions are favorable, which “could be tomorrow, could not.”

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Wind isn’t the worst of it! Learn more about the dangers Baumgartner will face: “Supersonic Skydive’s Five Biggest Risks: Boiling Blood, Deadly Spins, and Worse” »

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