Daredevil makes record-breaking jump

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In this Friday Jan. 22, 2010 photo taken by AP Images for Red Bull Stratos, Felix Baumgartner, left, shakes hands with United States Air Force Col. (Ret.) Joe Kittinger, right, following the Red Bull Stratos press conference announcing Baumgartner's plan to attempt to become the first person ever to break the speed of sound with the human body in New York. Baumgartner is more than halfway toward his goal of setting a world record for the highest jump. A spokeswoman says the sky diver took a practice jump Thursday, March 15, 2012 from more than 13 miles high over New Mexico. He's aiming for nearly 23 miles in the summer. The record is held by Kittinger who jumped from 19.5 miles in 1960. (AP Photo/Red Bull Stratos, David Goldman)

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Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner plummeted into the record books Oct. 14, breaking the mark for highest-ever skydive after leaping from a balloon more than 24 miles above Earth's surface — a benchmark that has lasted more than half a century.

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