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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) --On Tuesday, Felix Baumgartner was to attempt a record breaking free-fall from the very edge of space.

Unfortunately, the daredevil's feat was cancelled due to high winds.

The 23-mile free fall into the desert of Mexico would have made the Austrian the first skydiver to break the sound barrier.

What dangers does that entail exactly? We brought in our friend from the Geek Group, Chris Boden, and Chief Meteorologist George Lessens to explain.