On Tuesday, 10/9/12, Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic free fall from the edge of space was postponed due to 17 mph winds. Although much to the dismay of our entire office, it puts the small window of opportunity the technicians have to work with into perspective. Those winds aren’t exactly the twister cow flying winds we think of when we think of canceling a multi-million dollar jump, but we understand the severity of the jump. To think of all the trivial things you can accomplish in 17 mph winds, walk your dog, go for a jog, read a book on a bench, read an ipad on a bench, even play a round of golf (make sure you throw a few grass blades in the air to judge the direction of the pesky winds), but you can’t jump from the edge of space. So we’ll wait another day, Red Bull, we hope you get your wings soon.
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