Following a five-hour hold due to weather, today's attempt at the first-ever supersonic space jump has been cancelled. The look on Baumgartner's face after the mission-abort was announced, pictured above, says it all: this has been a disappointing day.
When most people skydive, they jump from an altitude between 3,000 and 15,000 feet. Today, extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner will leap from a balloon soaring 120,000 feet above sea level.
Oh, you've been skydiving? That's nice. Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner is underwhelmed by your "achievement."
A team from the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland is hoping to take to the skies in their human-powered helicopter tomorrow.