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He Did It! Daredevil Free Falls 24.2 Miles Down to the Earth

Today, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a capsule 24.2 miles above New Mexico. He successfully broke the world record for surviving the highest free fall with a parachute: It took 10 minutes for him to reach the desert surface below. Only the last few thousand feet were negotiated by parachute. Helicopter recovery teams have gone to [...]