Stratospheric Jump Set for October 8

Felix Baumgartner and his Red Bull team set a date for the Big Leap

Almost ready. Red Bull Stratos

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:

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