Dive team decides against Thursday skydive over Roswell

Posted at: 10/10/2012 10:56 AM
Updated at: 10/10/2012 11:56 AM
By: JERI CLAUSING Associated Press Writer

Photo: Felix Baumgartner
Photo: Felix Baumgartner

 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner has decided against a second attempt at making a supersonic skydive over New Mexico on Thursday.

Baumgartner aborted his mission Tuesday due to high winds, but his team had hoped the weather Thursday might allow him another try.

His meteorologist Wednesday morning ruled out a Thursday jump.

Baumgartner hopes to make a second attempt at a supersonic skydive over New Mexico on Sunday or Monday.

Baumgartner is hoping to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier by jumping from a capsule floated 23 miles into the stratosphere by 55-story helium balloon. The jump was postponed due to weather Monday, then aborted at the last minute Tuesday.

The balloon is so delicate that it can only take off if winds are 2 mph or below on the ground.

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