After two postponed attempts, daredevil Felix Baumgartner will try again to break the world’s free-fall record at 23 miles above Roswell, N.M. and become the first skydiver to surpass the speed of sound.
The next attempt at the jump from 120,000 feet is now set for Sunday.
Baumgartner, 43, is seeking to shatter a record set by Air Force test pilot Joe Kittinger in 1960. The world record stands at 102,800 feet, more than 19 miles.
Baumgartner's mission was first set for Monday then again Tuesday, but both attempts were canceled due to high winds. Officials have said that an attempt at the feat can be made only if winds on the ground do not exceed 3 mph.
Calm weather is crucial because Baumgartner is to be carried skyward by a massive, helium-filled balloon inside a pressurized capsule. The trip will take up to three hours, and temperatures will fall to as low as minus-70 degrees.