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Baumgartner makes record freefall

Felix Baumgartner sets new records in 24-mile-high freefall on Sunday

Originally Published: October 14, 2012
By Megan Michelson | ESPN.com

Leap of Faith

What happens when a man freefalls from 24 miles above the earth? Gallery

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner completed a record-breaking freefall from space Sunday morning near Roswell, N.M.

He reached speeds of more than 830 mph during the 128,100-foot fall to earth. The recorded speeds are still being confirmed, but if accurate, Baumgartner has become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall.

He also broke ...

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