Photos: Skydiver breaks world record leaping from stratosphere

Photos: Skydiver breaks world record leaping from stratosphere

Credit: Balazs Gardi/Red Bull via Getty Images

ROSWELL, NM - JULY 25: In this photo provided by Red Bull, Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria steps in the capsule during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos on July 25, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico.Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of space to an altitude of 37.000 meters to break several records including the sound of speed in freefall.

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by KHOU.com Staff

KREM.com

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed on Earth Sunday after a jump from the stratosphere in what could be the world's first supersonic skydive.

Baumgartner landed in eastern New Mexico desert minutes after jumping from 28,000 feet, or 24 miles.

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