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article imageSound barrier skydive aborted

Austrian adventurer Felix Baumgartner has cancelled his attempt to make the highest ever skydive due to adverse weather conditions.
Earlier the Digital Journal reported that Felix Baumgartner, the daredevil Austrian skydiver was going to attempt to become the first person to break the sound barrier. The dive through the skies was scheduled to take place on October 9.
Felix Baumgartner had planned to jump from a specially designed balloon at 120,000ft (36.5km). He would have landed, if successful, in the region of Roswell, New Mexico. In falling, Baumgartner aimed to surpass the sound barrier , moving at almost 700 miles per hour during his ten minute descent.
The mission was, however, cancelled due to unfavorable winds at Roswell, New Mexico, which prevented the launch of the helium balloon.
Another attempted may be made on Thursday (October 11), according to BBC News.
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