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Red Bull Stratos Project

ROSWELL, NM - MARCH 15: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this photo provided by Red Bull, The mission control room is seen during the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos on March 15, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. In this test he reach the altitude 21800 meters (71500 ft) and landed safely near Roswell. Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of the earths atmosphere, where upon reaching altitude of 120,000 feet by helium baloon, pilot and basejumper Felix Baumgartner will then freefall to the ground in an attempt to break the speed of sound. (Photo by Stefan Aufschnaiter/Red Bull via Getty Images)

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.