"We are going to get your goal and your dream accomplished Felix." Joe Kittinger from Mission Control http://t.co/OA4s4sHV
1. If all goes well, this will be Felix Baumgartner’s second attempt to skydive from 123,000 feet in the air — higher than anyone before — after Tuesday’s failed launch.The jump is scheduled for 10am MDT, watch the live feed here:
3. [UPDATED 10:40am EST]: Still waiting on the final OK, but Felix is getting ready to go.
[UPDATED 10:45am EST]: New launch time set for 10am MDT (12pm EST).
5. [UPDATED 11am EST]: Inflating the balloon (this takes about 75 minutes).
8. Below is everything that happened (or didn’t happen) from Tuesday’s attempt.
[UPDATED 12:05pm]: They’re opening the balloon! Inflation will start at 10:15 MDT and the launch at roughly 11 MDT.
9. [UPDATED 12:25pm]: Felix gettin ready to go; “pre-breathing” inside the capsule.
[UPDATED 12:45pm]: Popular Science says the capsule is now suspended from the crane; once the balloon becomes vertical they’ll release the capsule with Felix inside. (The balloon has to be perfectly vertical when it launches or it might tear.)
[UPDATED 12:55pm]: Looks like the jump is going to be at 11:30 MDT now.
[UPDATED 1:25pm]: “We’re told permission was granted to begin inflation but there’s been a subsequent delay. Yesterday meteorologist Don Day told us that weather at mission control can be totally different than the weather at the launch site a couple hundred yards away,” says Popular Science.
[UPDATED 1:30pm]: Five minute countdown!
[UPDATED 1:40pm]: CANCELLED.
[UPDATED 1:50pm]: Apparently things were pretty windy on the tarmac, and the balloon twisted and touched the ground — meaning no jump — because it’s that delicate. Rumors of a reschedule for tomorrow…