September 25, 2012
The countdown for Felix Baumgartner’s leap from the stratosphere is on.
The Austrian jumper’s capsule (which was damaged in a September trial) is fixed, the Red Bull team has certified if for flight, and the jump is set for October 8. Expect delays, though, as weather will figure in the decision to launch the balloon-borne capsule.
When it does launch, here’s how things are supposed to go: