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  • Skydiver Set for 23-Mile Jump

    Dawn light begins to show over the balloon capsule in Roswell, N.M., prior to the inflation of the balloon that will lift Felix Baumgartner to an altitude of 120,000 feet, from which he plans to make a record-breaking skydive, Oct. 9, 2012. The flight was eventually postponed due to weather.
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  • Skydiver Set for 23-Mile Jump

    Felix Baumgartner, in pressurized suit on platform at left, prepares to enter the balloon capsule in Roswell, N.M., Oct. 9, 2012 in an attempt to break the speed of sound in a record-setting 23-mile-high jump.
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  • Skydiver in 23-Mile Jump

    Felix Baumgartner prepares to jump during the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos over Roswell, N.M. on March 15, 2012. On Oct. 9, 2012 over New Mexico, Baumgartner will attempt to jump higher and faster in a free fall than anyone ever before and become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier.
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  • Skydiver in 23-Mile Jump

    Felix Baumgartner is shown upon his landing, near Roswell, N.M., July 25, 2012. The 43-year-old Austrian plunged to Earth from an altitude of more than 18 miles landing safely. <br> <br> <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/skydiver-felix-baumgartner-completes-18-mile-dive/story?id=16851839">Read More: Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Completes 18-Mile Dive</a>
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  • Skydiver in 23-Mile Jump

    Felix Baumgartner took another stratospheric leap, from an altitude of more than 18 miles, landing safely near Roswell, N.M. <br> <br> <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/skydiver-felix-baumgartner-completes-18-mile-dive/story?id=16851839">Read More: Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Completes 18-Mile Dive</a>
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  • Skydiver in 23-Mile Jump

    Felix Baumgartner is shown during his descent, July 25, 2012. <br> <br> <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/skydiver-felix-baumgartner-completes-18-mile-dive/story?id=16851839">Read More: Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Completes 18-Mile Dive</a>
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  • Felix Baumgartner, Record-Setting Skydiver

    Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria prepares for the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M., July 23, 2012.<br> <br> <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/skydiver-felix-baumgartner-completes-18-mile-dive/story?id=16851839">Read More: Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Completes 18-Mile Dive</a>
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  • Felix Baumgartner, Record-Setting Skydiver

    Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria stands in front of his trailer during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M., July 24, 2012.<br> <br> <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/skydiver-felix-baumgartner-completes-18-mile-dive/story?id=16851839">Read More: Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Completes 18-Mile Dive</a>
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  • Felix Baumgartner, Record-Setting Skydiver

    Crew members put the balloon back into its container during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M., July 23, 2012. <br> <br> <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/skydiver-felix-baumgartner-completes-18-mile-dive/story?id=16851839">Read More: Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Completes 18-Mile Dive</a>
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  • Felix Baumgartner, record-setting skydiver

    Felix Baumgartner of Austria seen during a test jump from a helicopter for Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space to break the speed of sound in freefall, over California City, California, April 13, 2009.
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  • Felix Baumgartner, record-setting skydiver

    Felix Baumgartner and U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Kittinger (ret.) announce Baumgartner's plan to attempt to become the first person ever to reach supersonic speed outside an airplane, Jan. 22, 2010 in New York. Kittinger made a jump in 1960 from 102,800 feet, a record Baumgartner aims to break.
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  • Felix Baumgartner, record-setting skydiver

    Felix Baumgartner of Austria seen during the Brooks chamber test for Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space to break the speed of sound in freefall, in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 8, 2011.
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  • Felix Baumgartner, record-setting skydiver

    Mission control for Baungartner's vacuum chamber test at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 8, 2011. Baumgartner can be seen in his pressure suit on the video screens at left.
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  • Felix Baumgartner, record-setting skydiver

    The capsule for Baumgartner's jump, seen during the Brooks vacuum chamber test in San Antonio, Nov. 8, 2011.
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  • Felix Baumgartner, record-setting skydiver

    Felix Baumgartner, then 38, leaps off the world's tallest completed building, the 1,600-foot-tall Taipei 101 Tower in Taiwan, Dec. 11, 2008.
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  • Felix Baumgartner, record-setting skydiver

    The Austrian-born Baumgartner flew across the English channel with specially designed wings. He is seen here near Calais, France, July 31, 2003.
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  • Felix Baumgartner, record-setting skydiver

    Felix Baumgartner after landing in Calais, July 31, 2003. He flew over the English Channel with carbon fiber wings, jumping from a plane above Dover and gliding 18 miles to Calais before landing by parachute.
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