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Last October Felix Baumgartner made his awe-inspiring leap from 120,000 feet above Earth as he broke the sound barrier and shattered both world records and expectations.
Official numbers are in from the Red Bull Stratos team's jump from the edge of space last year, and the results show Felix Baumgartner reached higher speeds than previously thought.
One daredevil is planning another feat from near-space, attempting to ride a helium-filled balloon 23 miles above the Earth and then to plunge back down for the world's highest-ever skydive.
Austrian skydiver extraordinaire Felix Baumgartner has joined an elite list of men who have jumped from the edge of space, after he landed safely from a nearly 72,000-foot jump yesterday near Roswell, New Mexico.
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