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Daredevil will try again Sunday

October 11, 2012 • Local News


From left, Red Bull Stratos team members Don Day, Col. Joe Kittinger, Art Thompson and Andy Walshe answer questions at the Stratos media center in Roswell, Wednesday. Noah Vernau Photo

The next window for Red Bull Stratos to launch Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner 23 miles skyward opens Sunday.

Stratos team members were hopeful Tuesday that today’s forecast would be favorable for launch but eliminated that possibility early Wednesday. Stratos meteorologist Don Day said the team will have to wait for a storm system to pass through today, Friday and Saturday, but that right now, a Sunday launch around sunrise looks promising. Launching on Monday or later in the day Sunday is also possible, he said.

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