This was no recreational skydive. Baumgartner ascended to a record-setting altitude in a quest to make the fastest freefall ever.
More than 8 million viewers tune in to the video-sharing site to witness historic high-altitude jump.
The extreme skydiver sets a record for the highest manned balloon ascent and highest freefall in his bid to go supersonic.
The wait will drag on for daredevil Felix Baumgartner, as his attempt at a breathtaking, record-setting freefall continues to be bedeviled by the weather.
The daredevil parachutist wants to be the first person ever to hit Mach 1 in a freefall. But today's jump has been aborted because of gusting winds.
Felix Baumgartner isn't your garden-variety parachutist. And now he's got the nearly final green light to go for the breathtaking, record-setting gusto.
Felix Baumgartner aims to be the first human to break the sound barrier in a freefall, departing a balloon-slung gondola at 121,000 feet -- the edge of space.
Sponsor Red Bull says it has stopped work on Felix Baumgartner's planned jump from 23 miles up as it contends with a lawsuit over the project.
Felix Baumgartner plans to ride a balloon to an altitude of 120,000 feet and then jump. In freefall on the way down, the veteran skydiver aims to hit Mach 1.
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