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Austrian adventurer Felix Baumgartner leapt from a balloon more than 18 miles above the Earth July 25, 2012, moving 1 step closer to a so-called "space jump" that would set the record for the world's highest skydive - (via Space.com; photo via balazsgardi.com/Red Bull Content Pool)

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HIGHEST SKYDIVE EVER: Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound going 834 mph during his stratospheric leap from 128,097 feet above the earth in New Mexico on 10/14/12. He landed safely 9 minutes later. AMAZING!!

“A skydiver has made history by smashing the world record for the highest skydive after leaping from 128,097ft (39,044m). Daredevil Felix Baumgartner ascended to the edge of space in a pressurised capsule suspended beneath a giant helium balloon. He then jumped out, freefalling for four minutes and 19 seconds before opening his parachute”.

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SKYDIVER FELIX BAUMGARTNER has made aviation history – setting a new world record for the highest ever skydive. The Austrian daredevil jumped from a record 24.2 miles above Earth – setting new world records for the fastest human freefall, the highest skydive and the highest manned flight in a balloon. The 43-year-old jumped after a 140-minute journey brought him from a base at Roswell, New Mexico to 128,000 feet above ground at about 7:10pm Irish time on Sunday, 14 October 2012.