As I post this… watching it rise to position, now at about 4000 feet above ground.. Video will also be viewable after it’s done too.
ROSWELL, N.M. — Extreme athlete and record-setting high-altitude jumper Felix Baumgartner hopes Sunday’s weather won’t again call a halt to his death-defying attempt to be the first skydiver in history to break the sound barrier.
…If the weather permits, Baumgartner will start his three-hour-long ascent to the stratosphere from this desert town better known as the site of a rumored UFO landing in 1947.
Jumping from more than three times the height of the average cruising altitude for jetliners, Baumgartner’s expects to hit a speed of 690 mph or more before he activates his parachute at 9,500 feet above sea level, or about 5,000 feet above the ground in southeastern New Mexico. The total jump should take about 10 minutes.