13 Oct 2012 15:17
Meteorologist Don Day & Col. (ret) Joe Kittinger
Weather appears to look favorable enough to allow Felix Baumgartner to have another chance to jump from 120,000 feet/36,576 meters on Sunday. After last Tuesday’s attempt was aborted due to winds, the team continues to carefully monitor signs for calm wind in the critical launch area from the surface to 800 feet above. Here are the team’s remarks from the latest press conference:
"The media is part of our team, you’re part of our family and you have a hell of a responsibility to tell the story to the whole world and we appreciate your contribution that you make to this program."
"We have to go on mandatory crew rest. Our recommendation to get people going is they go out they eat a really big meal with a large dessert, and then they go into a food coma and then wake up in time for the 2300 hour briefing back at the mess hall for updates on weather."
"Felix is doing great. We had a nice solid workout last night….at this stage in the program he’s into his routine, he’s in high spirits."
Tags: Red Bull Stratos, launch, Sunday