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Skydiver Shatters Records Jumping From Edge of Space
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As the sun rises, workers prepare the launch site ahead of an attempt by skydiver Felix Baumgartner to break the speed of sound by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon on Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M.
The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner lifts off as an audience of spectators and media watches from the ground. Baumgartner broke the world record for the highest free fall in history after making a 23-mile ascent in the capsule attached to a massive balloon.