Daredevil makes record-breaking jump

Associated Press
This photo provided by Red Bull Stratos shows pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria reacting after his mission was aborted in Roswell, N.M., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. For the second straight day, extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner aborted his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall because of the weather, postponing his quest to become the world's first supersonic skydiver until at least Thursday. (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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