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Felix Baumgartner, the man who plans to skydive to earth from 23 miles in space, breaking the sound barrier in the process, will be using some equipment made right here in Sunriver.

 

Gayle Menasco  with Velocity Sports Equipment says their company built the "rigging" that holds the parachutes Baumgartner will use.  "It’s the harness and container that he's wearing. Inside the rig, there's 2 parachutes. There’s the main parachute and reserve parachute. We didn't build those parachutes; but we built the actual harness that he's wearing and it looks like a backpack. The owner of the company, Kelly Farington, built the rig and put a lot of innovation into the rig so it could go to near space."

 

Menasco say the first jump attempt was scrubbed due to weather; and then next one is scheduled for Sunday morning (10/13) at 5 a.m. Pacific time.

 

You can watch a live stream of the jump at: www.redbullstratos.com.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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