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Daredevil skydiver Baumgartner to try again Sunday

NEW MEXICO: Austrian daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner and his Red Bull Stratos team have set a new launch date and time for his 120,000 freefall from space.

The next window of opportunity should allow Baumgartner to lift-off from the New Mexico desert at 6.00am Mountain Time on Sunday 14th.

A former member of the Austrian military skydiving demonstration and competition team, Baumgartner has been skydiving since he was 16 and holds several world skydiving and BASE jumping records. He teamed up with Red Bull in 1988, performing exhibitions for them and has been preparing for this world record attempt for 5 years.

Baumgartner plans to jump from 120,000 feet right at the edge of space and freefall, breaking the sound barrier and reaching speeds of close to 650 mph.

Look at this same article for a livestream this historic event on Sunday morning.

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