Article Photos: Skydiver cancels 2nd try at supersonic jump in NM 12/20

  The ascension capsule is moved behind Mission Control after Felix Baumgartner's 23-mile-high jump was aborted, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Roswell, NM. Baumgartner was attempting to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from the capsule lifted by a 30 million cubic foot helium balloon. Baumgartner planned to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet--an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in freefall – which will deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes. (AP Photo/Matt York)