ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Daredevil Fearless Felix Baumgartner will attempt to become the first sky diver to break the sound barrier on Tuesday morning. The jump is expected to take place 23 miles above Roswell, New Mexico reaching heights of the Earth's stratosphere.
The website covering the jump , provided by jump sponsors Red Bull, is expected to give an in-depth look at the fall which should was expected to start around 6:30 a.m. but was postponed to 8:30 a.m. MDT. Weather concerns are cited for the delay.
This is all contingent on the weather situation, meaning no more than a 2 mile per hour breeze on the ground.
This is not only an event for a stunt's sake, but according to an Associated Press story, scientists will be looking closely at it's results as well.
If Baumgartner's suit helps him survive the fall, this could mean great news for NASA to develop suits that may help astronauts survive a huge free fall.
The 43-year-old Austrian Military parachutist and extreme athlete says this will be his last jump.
Again, you can tune into this live stream on your computer at home. They are expected to stream every possible angle of the jump, except from the cams on Baumgartner's body.
The last attempt at someone free falling and coming close to breaking the sound barrier was in 1960 by a man named Joe Kittinger. His fall was from 19.5 miles high and his body reached speeds around 614 miles per hour.
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