Felix Baumgartner, the 43-year-old extreme athlete from Austria, had prepared for his 23-mile free fall for years.
Oct. 14, 2012This photo provided by www.redbullcontentpool.com shows Austrian Felix Baumgartner preparing in his trailer during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner lifted off on Sunday in his second attempt to make a record-breaking jump from the edge of space. Baumgartner was being transported up to 23 miles above the Earth by a balloon before launching himself into the void, aiming to become the first human to break the sound barrier in free fall. Joerg Mitter/AFP/Getty Images
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