Mon, October 15, 2012
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Daredevil makes record-breaking jump

2012-10-15 02:42:29 GMT2012-10-15 10:42:29(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria and Technical Project Director Art Thompson of the U.S. celebrate after Baumgartner successfully completed the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. (REUTERS)

Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. (REUTERS)

Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. (REUTERS)

The crane launches the capsule carrying Felix Baumgartner during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, in this October 14, 2012 handout photo. (REUTERS)

In this photo provided by Red Bull, pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria is seen in a screen at mission control center in the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP)

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.

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