Posted at: 10/09/2012 7:38 AM
Updated at: 10/09/2012 11:00 AM
By: JERI CLAUSING Associated Press, and KOB.com staff
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner's death-defying 23-mile free fall into the southeastern New Mexico desert could still happen Tuesday.
Baumgartner's team says winds on the ground are still, but are in the high teens at about 700 feet, which is about the height of the top of the balloon.
Baumgartner's team is on hold, hoping the winds die down in time to get the mission prepped and the helium balloon launched.
Once he makes the jump, Baumgartner's body is expected to reach a speed of 690 miles per hour.
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