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Skydive from space postponed

Felix Baumgartner will have to wait another day or so before breaking a world sky diving record. The 43 year old "Fearless Felix" had planned to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet -- but technicians said strong winds would have prevented his ultra thin balloon from functioning. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FELIX BAUMGARTNER, SKYDIVER IN RED BULL STRATOS PROJECT, SAYING: "And that was a total disappointment, honestly. But as long as we have a spare balloon, and as long as we have more launch opportunities, I'm good." (SOUNDBITE) (English) ART THOMPSON, TECHNICAL PROJECT DIRECTOR, RED BULL STRATOS, SAYING: "The reality is that we have a person's life at stake, and so our primary concern is making sure that we're launching in the best conditions possible to be able to get him into the air." Baumgartner wants to break the current record for highest-altitude freefall of more than 102,000 feet. If successful he would be the first parachutist to break the sound barrier. A Red Bull Stratos team spokesperson said the earliest next launch attempt would be Thursday.

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