They rescheduled the jump for today. Watch with us live as history is made.
The jump is scheduled to begin with a three hour balloon ride to a staggering altitude of 120,000 feet. Then, daredevil and badass Felix Baumgartner will jump out of the balloon and freefall for about 22 miles, breaking the sound barrier with his own body. Then he'll pull his chute.
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We're watching along and will be updating with all the crucial info below.
UPDATE 2:17 EDT: HE DID IT!
UPDATE 2:12 EDT: Felix has just said that his "visor is fogging up." This was the main concern before he jumped.
UPDATE 2:10 EDT: He's talking to Kittinger. That little white dot is Felix. Jaw is on the freaking floor right now.
UPDATE 2:08 EDT: He jumped. Holy shit. He's going well more than 700 MPH, it seems he topped out at 729, making him the fastest man ever. Highest jump ever, fastest speed ever. Wow.
UPDATE 2:04 EDT: The door is open. Here we go.
UPDATE 1:57 EDT: I don't know about you guys, but this suddenly started making me quite nervous, and I'm not even in space.
UPDATE 1:52 EDT: The balloon has leveled off around 127,000 feet. Joe Kittinger is now taking Felix through the final preparations so that he can jump out of the capsule.
UPDATE 1:43 EDT: It has been decided that Baumgartner will jump despite the visor issues. The other option was to disconnect the capsule from the balloon and have him drop in the capsule, which has a parachute attached.
UPDATE 1:40 EDT: Meteorologists are predicting that the balloon will level off at 125,000 feet, so 5,000 feet higher than originally anticipated.
UPDATE 1:32 EDT: This is now the highest manned balloon fight in history.
UPDATE 1:19 EDT: Baumgartner is now above Joeseph Kittinger's height for the highest ever skydive, which was set in 1960 at 102,000 feet. He is 10,000 feet below the highest manned balloon flight ever, which was set in 1961.
UPDATE 1:11 EDT: The heating of the faceplate is continuing to be an issue. The team is troubleshooting it now.
UPDATE 12:32 EDT: Baumgartner is reporting that his facemask is not heating as intended, which is causing it to fog up. Hopefully they'll be able to find a fix. Make no mistake: This could be a serious issue.
Update: HE'S UP!
Update: Weather hold for 30 minutes. Winds at 13 knots at balloon top: 10 is max for launch. Team is optimistic for earliest launch 8 am MDT— Red Bull Stratos (@RedBullStratos) October 14, 2012
Felix Baumgartner's supersonic jump is on hold until at least 845am MDT due again to winds.Why he needs a suit:wxch.nl/PvoTBs— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) October 14, 2012
The A-Team in mission control is in constant communication with Felix as they wait for winds aloft to calm. twitter.com/RedBullStratos…— Red Bull Stratos (@RedBullStratos) October 14, 2012
Balloon Comparison Chart: twitter.com/RedBullStratos…— Red Bull Stratos (@RedBullStratos) October 14, 2012