Felix Baumgartner Bails Out of His Record Breaking Jump Because of Gusting Winds

Published:4:12 pm EDT, October 9, 2012| Updated:1:00 pm EDT, October 10, 2012|
By

Red Bull stuntman Felix Baumgartner was forced to cancel his death defying free fall jump at 120,00 feet today because of gusty winds.

Felix Baumgartner

Felix was scheduled to make the record breaking 23 mile free fall into the New Mexico desert today, but the jump was declared unsafe because of gusty 20 mph winds. That's right, it was declared UNSAFE BECAUSE OF 20 MPH WINDS. Nevermind that whole 23 miles above the Earth thing.

The jump team decided to can the stunt after several hours of delays where winds were past the "safe jumping" range of 3 mph. Better luck next time, Felix, this Red Bull's for you.

No word yet if the daredevil stunt will be rescheduled for another time.

Via NY Daily News

Check out just how dangerous and awesome Felix's jump would have been with our Top 10 Facts You Need to Know About Felix.

Related Items , , ,

Respond to this

More News you need to know