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Felix Baumgartner Breaks Record With 120,000 Foot Free-Fall

Supersonic Skydiver
Supersonic Skydiver
The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner begins to lift off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Supersonic Skydiver
The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner just leaves the ground as it lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Felix Baumgartner (AUT) - Lifestyle
Felix Baumgartner (AUT) - Lifestyle
In this photo provided by Red Bull, Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria steps out from his trailer during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2012. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Red Bull, Balazs Gardi)
Supersonic Skydiver
Supersonic Skydiver
The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Supersonic Skydiver
Supersonic Skydiver
The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Supersonic Skydiver
Supersonic Skydiver
The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Supersonic Skydiver
In this photo provided by Red Bull, pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria is seen in a screen at mission control center in the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Red Bull, Stefan Aufschnaiter)
Ava Baumgartner
Ava Baumgartner
Felix Baumgartner's mother Ava Baumgartner, middle, watches with other family members and friends as his capsule lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Supersonic Skydiver
Supersonic Skydiver
The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Robert Hager
Robert Hager
Mission Control broadcaster Robert Hager, talks about the latest weather conditions, ahead of an attempt by Felix Baumgartner to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Supersonic Skydiver
Supersonic Skydiver
A spotlight illuminates the capsule, ahead of an attempt by Felix Baumgartner to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Felix Baumgartner (AUT) - Action
Felix Baumgartner (AUT) - Action
In this photo provided by Red Bull, pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria is seen in a screen at mission control center in the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Red Bull, Stefan Aufschnaiter)
Balloon - Action
Balloon - Action
This photo provided by Red Bull shows the balloon lifts up during the helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Red Bull, Predrag Vuckovic, HO)
Supersonic Skydiver
Supersonic Skydiver
The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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APTOPIX Supersonic Skydiver
The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Supersonic Skydiver
An onlooker waves as he and others watch the capsule carrying Felix Baumgartner lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Supersonic Skydiver
Supersonic Skydiver
A television crew films the capsule and attached helium balloon, at top of frame, carrying Felix Baumgartner lifting off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Supersonic Skydiver
Supersonic Skydiver
As the sun rises, workers prepare at the launch site, ahead of an attempt by Felix Baumgartner to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Supersonic Skydiver
Supersonic Skydiver
The capsule, bottom left, and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
IN SPACE - OCTOBER 14: (NO SALES/NO ARCHIVE) In this handout image supplied by Red Bull Stratos, Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012 in space. Austrian Felix Baumgartner broke the world record for the highest free fall in history after making a 23-mile ascent in a capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Jay Nemeth /Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Red Bull Stratos Attempts Record Freefall Jump
Red Bull Stratos Attempts Record Freefall Jump
ROSWELL, NM - OCTOBER 14: (NO SALES/NO ARCHIVE) In this handout image supplied by Red Bull Stratos, Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Austrian Felix Baumgartner broke the world record for the highest free fall in history after making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Balazs Gardi /Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Red Bull Stratos Attempts Record Freefall Jump
Red Bull Stratos Attempts Record Freefall Jump
ROSWELL, NM - OCTOBER 14: (NO SALES/NO ARCHIVE) In this handout image supplied by Red Bull Stratos, Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Austrian Felix Baumgartner broke the world record for the highest free fall in history after making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Balazs Gardi /Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Red Bull Stratos Attempts Record Freefall Jump
Red Bull Stratos Attempts Record Freefall Jump
ROSWELL, NM - OCTOBER 14: (NO SALES/NO ARCHIVE) In this handout image supplied by Red Bull Stratos, Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Austrian Felix Baumgartner broke the world record for the highest free fall in history after making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Balazs Gardi /Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
IN SPACE - OCTOBER 14: (NO SALES/NO ARCHIVE) In this handout image supplied by Red Bull Stratos, Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria prepares to jump out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012 in space. Austrian Felix Baumgartner broke the world record for the highest free fall in history after making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
ROSWELL, NM - OCTOBER 14: Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria sits in his trailer during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos October 14, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Austrian Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break the world record for the highest, and fastest free fall in history by making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Joerg Mitter/Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
ROSWELL, NM - OCTOBER 14: In this handout provided by Red Bull Stratos, a crane launches the capsule and balloon during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos October 14, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Austrian Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break the world record for the highest, and fastest free fall in history by making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
ROSWELL, NM - OCTOBER 14: In this handout provided by Red Bull Stratos, a crane launches the capsule and balloon during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos October 14, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Austrian Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break the world record for the highest, and fastest free fall in history by making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Balazs Gardi/Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
ROSWELL, NM - OCTOBER 14: Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria lands in the desert after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Austrian Felix Baumgartner broke the world record for the highest free fall in history after making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
ROSWELL, NM - OCTOBER 14: Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria is seen on a screen at mission control center in the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos October 14, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Austrian Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break the world record for the highest, and fastest free fall in history by making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Stefan Aufschnaiter/Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
ROSWELL, NM - OCTOBER 14: Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Austrian Felix Baumgartner broke the world record for the highest free fall in history after making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Balazs Gardi /Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
ROSWELL, NM - OCTOBER 14: Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Austrian Felix Baumgartner broke the world record for the highest free fall in history after making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
ROSWELL, NM - OCTOBER 14: Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria and Technical Project Director Art Thompson (R) of the Unites States celebrate after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Austrian Felix Baumgartner broke the world record for the highest free fall in history after making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Joerg Mitter/Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
ROSWELL, NM - OCTOBER 14: In this handout provided by Red Bull Stratos, a crane launches the capsule and balloon during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos October 14, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Austrian Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break the world record for the highest, and fastest free fall in history by making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Jörg Mitter/Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
Felix Baumgartner Makes Record Freefall Jump
IN SPACE - OCTOBER 14: Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012 in space. Austrian Felix Baumgartner broke the world record for the highest free fall in history after making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Red Bull Stratos Attempts Record Freefall Jump
Red Bull Stratos Attempts Record Freefall Jump
ROSWELL, NM - OCTOBER 14: In this handout image supplied by Red Bull Stratos, Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria steps in to the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Austrian Felix Baumgartner broke the world record for the highest free fall in history after making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Balazs Gardi /Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
Red Bull Stratos Attempts Record Freefall Jump
Red Bull Stratos Attempts Record Freefall Jump
ROSWELL, NM - OCTOBER 14: In this handout image supplied by Red Bull Stratos, Screens at the mission control shows Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria jump during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Austrian Felix Baumgartner broke the world record for the highest free fall in history after making a 23-mile ascent in capsule attached to a massive balloon. (Photo by Joerg Mitter /Red Bull Stratos via Getty Images)
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