The weekend weather in New Mexico appears to be co-operating 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 (tonight, NZ time) near Roswell, New Mexico.
Former Austrian paratrooper Felix Baumgartner will be prepared at sunrise to launch his 30 million cubic foot helium balloon to hoist a 1260-kilogram capsule that will carry the jumper 37 kilometres up in the sky. The jump has already been cancelled twice due to high winds.
Baumgartner will try to break a 1960 high-altitude parachuting record. He will also test a pressurised suit that is designed for stratospheric jumps.