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Record-Breaking Supersonic Skydive: Why High Winds Are Risky

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner gets set to leap from his capsule at an altitude of roughly 71,500 feet on March 15, 2012.

Felix Baumgartner's supersonic jump

October 14, 2012

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped from about 38 kilometres (24 miles) above New Mexico on Oct. 14.  He completed the highest parachute jump in history, hoping to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier.