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World's Highest Skydive! Daredevil Makes Record-Breaking Supersonic Jump

The capsule carrying daredevil Felix Baumgartner launched off the ground Sunday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. EDT, carried up by a giant balloon, in preparation for Baumgartner's attempt to make the highest skydive ever.

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.