ROSWELL, New Mexico-
A skydiver’s attempted record free-fall from the stratosphere was aborted Tuesday, a commentator for the event sponsor said.
The man was scheduled to jump out of a large balloon at about 120,000 feet into the air, in the stratosphere.
Although this may sound like a crazy daredevil attempt, it could yield important scientific information.
Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian skydiver and BASE jumper is known for his dangerous stunts, including highest parachute jump from a building in 1999.
Now he is working with a team of scientists and sponsor Red Bull to attempt the world’s highest skydive.
The balloon, filled with helium and is about 550-feet tall, will take off from New Mexico.
Read more about the Stratos mission by clicking here.
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