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    Live feed and more info can be found on the Red Bull Stratos Site

    Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, will attempt to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Supported by a team of experts Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. His attempt to dare atmospheric limits holds the potential to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers.

    The Red Bull Stratos team brings together the world's leading minds in aerospace medicine, engineering, pressure suit development, capsule creation and balloon fabrication. It includes retired United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger, who holds three of the records Felix will strive to break.

    Joe's record jump from 102,800 ft in 1960 was during a time when no one knew if a human could survive a jump from the edge of space. Joe was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and had already taken a balloon to 97,000 feet in Project ManHigh and survived a drogue mishap during a jump from 76,400 feet in Excelsior I. The Excelsior III mission was his 33rd parachute jump...
    Felix is crazy but if anybody can break Joe Kittinger's record it is probably him.
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    Boo, mission scrapped for today. Due to high wind gusts.
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    Hopefully they can launch tomorrow. They only have one backup balloon and today's will have to be tossed now that it has been used.
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    i wasted my whole day trying to watch this.....argghhhhh
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    Sounds like they are trying again for Thursday, if the wind can hold off long enough to not rip the balloons.
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    They are aiming for a Sunday launch now. Looks like 6am start from the countdown on their website.
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    Just a reminder it's on right now. Currently climbing.
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    pretty rad stuff!

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