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Supersonic Skydiver
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Supersonic Skydiver
In this photo provided by Red Bull Stratos, the 55-story, ultra-thin helium balloon that was to carry extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner to his 23-mile free fall twists in the wind Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 in Roswell, N.M. A 25 mph gust of wind rushed so fast that it spun the still-inflating balloon as if it was a giant plastic grocery bag, raising concerns at mission control about whether it was damaged from the jostling. The jump will be postponed until at least Thursday. (AP Photo/Red Bull Stratos, Joerg Mitter)