Felix Baumgartner's space jump

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Felix Baumgartner shares a laugh with Col Joe Kittinger, USAF retired, after successfully jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon at a height of just over 128,000 feet above the Earth's surface, beating Kittinger's old record of 102,799 ft. AP/Ross D Franklin

Felix Baumgartner shares a laugh with Col Joe Kittinger, USAF retired, after successfully jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon at a height of just over 128,000 feet above the Earth's surface, beating Kittinger's old record of 102,799 ft. AP/Ross D Franklin

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This picture provided by www.redbullcontentpool.com shows family members and friends celebrating the successful jump of Felix Baumgartner aboard Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. AFP/Red Bull Handout

This picture provided by www.redbullcontentpool.com shows family members and friends celebrating the successful jump of Felix Baumgartner aboard Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. AFP/Red Bull Handout

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Felix Baumgartner lands after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. The Austrian daredevil became the first man to break the sound barrier in a record-shattering freefall jump from the edge of space. Reuters/Red Bull Handout

Felix Baumgartner lands after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. The Austrian daredevil became the first man to break the sound barrier in a record-shattering freefall jump from the edge of space. Reuters/Red Bull Handout

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Felix Baumgartner lands in the desert after completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. Reuters/Red Bull Handout

Felix Baumgartner lands in the desert after completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. Reuters/Red Bull Handout

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In this photo provided by Red Bull, Felix Baumgartner is seen in a screen at mission control center in the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. AP/Red Bull Stratos

In this photo provided by Red Bull, Felix Baumgartner is seen in a screen at mission control center in the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. AP/Red Bull Stratos

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The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner begins to lift off as he attempts to break the speed of sound. AP/Ross D Franklin

The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner begins to lift off as he attempts to break the speed of sound. AP/Ross D Franklin

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This picture provided by www.redbullcontentpool.com shows the crane and balloon launching Felix Baumgartner in the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. AFP/Red Bull Handout

This picture provided by www.redbullcontentpool.com shows the crane and balloon launching Felix Baumgartner in the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. AFP/Red Bull Handout

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This picture provided by www.redbullcontentpool.com shows, Felix Baumgartner preparing in his trailer during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. AFP/Red Bull Handout

This picture provided by www.redbullcontentpool.com shows, Felix Baumgartner preparing in his trailer during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. AFP/Red Bull Handout

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As the sun rises, workers prepare at the launch site, ahead of an attempt by Felix Baumgartner to break the speed of sound with his body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon in Roswell, New Mexico. AP/Ross D Franklin

As the sun rises, workers prepare at the launch site, ahead of an attempt by Felix Baumgartner to break the speed of sound with his body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon in Roswell, New Mexico. AP/Ross D Franklin

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Felix Baumgartner walks with his girlfriend Nici Oetl, facing at left, after Baumgartner successfully jumped from a space capsule in Roswell, New Mexico. AP/Ross D Franklin

Felix Baumgartner walks with his girlfriend Nici Oetl, facing at left, after Baumgartner successfully jumped from a space capsule in Roswell, New Mexico. AP/Ross D Franklin

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Felix Baumgartner gestures prior to speaking with the media after successfully jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon at a height of just over 128,000 feet above the Earth's surface. AP/Ross D Franklin

Felix Baumgartner gestures prior to speaking with the media after successfully jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon at a height of just over 128,000 feet above the Earth's surface. AP/Ross D Franklin

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Felix Baumgartner and technical project director Art Thompson of the US celebrate after Baumgartner successfully completed the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. Reuters

Felix Baumgartner and technical project director Art Thompson of the US celebrate after Baumgartner successfully completed the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. Reuters

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In this photo provided by Red Bull Stratos, Felix Baumgartner celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. AP/Red Bull Stratos, Balazs Gardi

In this photo provided by Red Bull Stratos, Felix Baumgartner celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. AP/Red Bull Stratos, Balazs Gardi

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This picture provided by www.redbullcontentpool.com shows pilot Felix Baumgartner jumping out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. AFP/www.redbullcontentpool.com/Jay Nemeth/HO

This picture provided by www.redbullcontentpool.com shows pilot Felix Baumgartner jumping out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. AFP/www.redbullcontentpool.com/Jay Nemeth/HO

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This image made from video, provided by Red Bull Stratos, shows Felix Baumgartner as he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. AP/Red Bull Stratos

This image made from video, provided by Red Bull Stratos, shows Felix Baumgartner as he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. AP/Red Bull Stratos

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This image taken from a video monitor, provided by Red Bull Stratos, shows Felix Baumgartner before he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. AP/Red Bull Stratos, Jay Nemeth

This image taken from a video monitor, provided by Red Bull Stratos, shows Felix Baumgartner before he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. AP/Red Bull Stratos, Jay Nemeth

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This image provided by Red Bull Stratos shows pilot Felix Baumgartner as he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. AP/Red Bull Stratos

This image provided by Red Bull Stratos shows pilot Felix Baumgartner as he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. AP/Red Bull Stratos

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This photo provided by Red Bull Stratos shows Felix Baumgartner as he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. AP/Red Bull Stratos, Jay Nemeth

This photo provided by Red Bull Stratos shows Felix Baumgartner as he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. AP/Red Bull Stratos, Jay Nemeth

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This photo provided by Red Bull Stratos shows pilot Felix Baumgartner, of Austria, preparing to jump from the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever — a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert. AP/Red Bull Stratos, Jay Nemeth

This photo provided by Red Bull Stratos shows pilot Felix Baumgartner, of Austria, preparing to jump from the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever — a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert. AP/Red Bull Stratos, Jay Nemeth

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