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Skydiver

This image provided by the Euro-Newsroom agency shows Austrian base jumper Felix Baumgartner leaping off the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taiwan Tuesday Dec. 11, 2007. Baumgartner leapt from the 1,676 foot (509 meters) tall building Tuesday after evading security and having to clear a barrier before being able to make his leap. (AP Photo/Bernhard Spoettel, Euro-Newsroom)

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.