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    August 6, 2010: Supersonic Man

    "Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner plans to jump out of a balloon gondola 23 miles above the earth, breaking the altitude record for skydiving and becoming the first free-falling human to reach the speed of sound. Dangerous? Only if his parachutes fail, he's killed by shock waves, or he starts spinning so fast that his brain snaps loose from its stem." Read More

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    February 7, 2012: Break the Sound Barrier

    "Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner on Monday announced that he will attempt to break the sound barrier by skydiving from a modified hot air balloon, 36.5 kilometers above the earth." Read More

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    March 15, 2012: Test Jump

    "Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner leaped from a balloon at an altitude of 13.6 miles on Thursday in Roswell, New Mexico, in a practice jump for a planned attempt later this summer at a a skydiving altitude record." Read More

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    July 2012: One-Question Interview

    "I wasn’t afraid of the jump; it was the suit. After four years of hiding my anxiety, I had to admit that I was claustrophobic. It got so bad that I couldn’t eat or sleep the day before test runs. I hired a psychologist." Read More

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    July 24, 2012: Test Jump Canceled

    "For the second consecutive day, Felix Baumgartner has called off the 17-mile test jump that is supposed to prepare him for a record-breaking 23-mile skydive planned for August." Read More

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    July 26, 2012: Completed Test Jump

    "Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner safely completed a jump from more than 18 miles over southern New Mexico on Wednesday. Baumgartner reached speeds of about 536 miles per hour during the training jump for Stratos, a Red Bull-sponsored project with the aim of besting the world record for highest skydive." Read More

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    October 9, 2012: Everything You Need to Know

    "Red Bull Stratos team leaders say there is a 50-50 chance this morning that Austrian stuntman Felix Baumgartner will lift off in a capsule carried by a 55-story-high, lightweight plastic balloon and rise 23 miles above the earth's surface so that he can jump." Read More

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    October 9, 2012: Launch Aborted

    "On Tuesday, Red Bull Stratos was forced to again delay the launch of a balloon that was to take skydiver Felix Baumgartner 23 miles above the earth, where he was expected to break the world record for highest skydive and become the first free-falling human to reach the speed of sound." Read More

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    October 14, 2012: By the Numbers

    "Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner lifted off in a capsule attached to a 55-story balloon made of plastic one-tenth the thickness of a sandwich bag and floated roughly 24 miles into the air so that he could jump." Read More

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    October 14, 2012: Live

    "The Red Bull Stratos team has launched skydiver Felix Baumgartner, who will attempt to become the first free-falling human to reach the speed of sound by jumping from 23 miles above the earth." Read More

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    October 14, 2012: Watch the Jump

    "Red Bull Stratos athlete Felix Baumgartner is rising close to 120,000 feet above the earth in a 55-story balloon. Once he reaches this height, a distance of roughly 23 miles above the ground, he plans to jump. His goal is to break the world record speed and height for freefall." Read More

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    October 15, 2012: Watch the Fall

    "Felix Baumgartner successfully completed a jump from 24 miles above the earth, free falling at a speed of more than 700 miles per hour before landing safely on the ground. In case you missed the livestream of his feat, here are three videos that show you what happened." Read More

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