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Meteorologist: supersonic skydive 'a go' on Sunday

   ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- The weekend weather in New Mexico appears to be
cooperating this time for a daredevil trying to become the first skydiver to break
the sound barrier.
   Meteorologist Don Day says the weather forecast is still favorable for the jump,
scheduled for early Sunday near Roswell, N.M.
   Former Austrian paratrooper Felix Baumgartner will be prepared at sunrise to
launch his 30 million cubic foot helium balloon to hoist a 3,000-pound capsule
that will carry the jumper 23 miles up in the sky. The jump has already been
canceled twice due to high winds.
   Baumgartner will try to break a 1960 high-altitude parachuting record. He
will also test a pressurized suit that is designed for stratospheric jumps.
   AP-WF-10-13-12 1730GMT

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