Daredevil makes record-breaking jump

Associated Press
In this photo provided by Red Bull Stratos, the balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner ascends during the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Baumgartner is more than halfway toward his goal of setting a world record for the highest jump. A spokesperson says the skydiver took a practice jump from more than 13 miles high over New Mexico. He's aiming for nearly 23 miles in the summer. The record is held by Joe Kittinger who jumped from 19.5 miles in 1960. (AP Photo/Red Bull Stratos, Joerg Mitter)

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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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