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FILE - In this Thursday, March 15, 2012 photo provided by Red Bull Stratos, Felix Baumgartner prepares to jump during the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos over Roswell, N.M. On Wednesday, July 25, 2012, the 43-year-old Austrian plunged to Earth from an altitude of more than 18 miles landing safely near Roswell, N.M. It's was second stratospheric leap for "Fearless Felix." He's aiming for a record-breaking jump from 125,000 feet, or 23 miles, in another month. He hopes to go supersonic, breaking the speed of sound with just his body. (AP Photo/Red Bull Stratos, Jay Nemeth)

Daredevil makes record-breaking jump

October 15, 2012

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.