Skydiver cancels most daring and dangerous free fall jump attempt

Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner canceled his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall Tuesday because of high winds, the second time this week he was forced to postpone his quest to become the world’s first supersonic skydiver.

Baumgartner was planning to ascend to 120,000 feet — nearly 23 miles, or 36 km — in a capsule taken up to the edge of the stratosphere by a gigantic helium balloon, before stepping out in a pressurized suit to fall back to earth.
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