Daredevil makes record-breaking jump

Daredevil makes record-breaking jump
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.

Handout photo of Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria sitting in his trailer during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria sits in his trailer during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico in this October 14, 2012 handout photo.

Handout photo of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria sitting in his trailer during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria sits in his trailer during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico in this October 14, 2012 handout photo.

Handout photo of Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria stepping in to the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria steps in to the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, USA in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. Baumgartner will attempt to break a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles (37 km). He will attempt to break the sound barrier while in freefall

Handout photo of the crane launching the capsule carrying Felix Baumgartner during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
The crane launches the capsule carrying Felix Baumgartner during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, in this October 14, 2012 handout photo.

Handout photo of the crane following the balloon with the capsule carrying pilot Felix Baumgartner at the flight line during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
The crane follows the balloon with the capsule carrying pilot Felix Baumgartner at the flight line during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. Baumgartner will attempt to break a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles (37 km). He will also attempt to break the sound barrier while in freefall.

Handout photo of the crane following the balloon with the capsule at the flight line during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
The crane follows the balloon with the capsule at the flight line during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. Baumgartner will attempt to break a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles (37 km). He will also attempt to break the sound barrier while in freefall.

Daredevil makes record-breaking jump
Eva Baumgartner of Austria watches as the balloon with the capsule carrying her son Felix rises during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles (37 km). He will also attempt to break the sound barrier while in freefall.

Handout photo of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria seen in the capsule on a screen at mission control center during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria is seen in the capsule on a screen at mission control center during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, USA in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. Baumgartner will attempt to break a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles (37 km). He will also attempt to break the sound barrier while in freefall

Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. Baumgartner was attempting to break a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles (37 km). He also attempted to break the sound barrier while in freefall.

Handout photo of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria jumping out from the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria jumps out from the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico in this October 14, 2012 handout photo.

Handout of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria exiting his capsule as he begins his record-setting skydive over Roswell
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria exits his capsule as he begins his record-setting skydive over Roswell, New Mexico October 14, 2012 in this frame capture from handout video. Baumgartner broke a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles (37 km).

Handout photo of crew members at the mission control watching the jump of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
Crew members at the mission control watch the jump of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. Baumgartner was attempting to break a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles (37 km). He also attempted to break the sound barrier while in freefall.

Handout photo of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria landing after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria lands after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. Baumgartner was attempting to break a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles (37 km). He also attempted to break the sound barrier while in freefall.

Handout photo of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria landing in the desert after completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria lands in the desert after completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. Baumgartner was attempting to break a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles (37 km). He also attempted to break the sound barrier while in freefall.

Handout photo of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrating after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico in this October 14, 2012 handout photo.

Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. An Austrian daredevil leapt into the stratosphere from a balloon hovering near the edge of space 24 miles (38 km) above Earth on Sunday, breaking as many as three world records including the highest skydive ever, project sponsors said

Handout of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrating after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. Baumgartner was attempting to break a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles (37 km). He also attempted to break the sound barrier while in freefall.

Handout photo of life support engineer Mike Todd of the U.S. and pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrating after Baumgartner successfully completed the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in
Life support engineer Mike Todd of the U.S. and pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrate after Baumgartner successfully completed the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. Baumgartner was attempting to break a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles (37 km). He also attempted to break the sound barrier while in freefall.

Handout photo of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria and Technical Project Director Art Thompson of the U.S. celebrating after Baumgartner successfully completed the final manned flight for Red Bull St
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria and Technical Project Director Art Thompson of the U.S. celebrate after Baumgartner successfully completed the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico in this October 14, 2012 handout photo

Handout photo of family members and friends celebrating the successful jump of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell
Family members and friends celebrate the successful jump of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. Baumgartner was attempting to break a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles (37 km). He also attempted to break the sound barrier while in freefall.

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