Gusty Winds Force Skydiver to Postpone Supersonic Free Fall

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner was all set to break a free fall skydive record this afternoon in New Mexico, but the jump was scratched thanks to gusty winds. Baumgartner was going to jump from 120,000 feet above the ground. He would have activated his parachute at 9,500 feet and the whole jump would have taken about 10 minutes. The jump presented a number of dangers including “boiling blood” and temperatures of 70 degrees below zero if his suit ripped. [USA Today]