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• Felix Baumgartner, the Red Bull Stratos team discuss the operation after its success: Video
• Highlights from the Red Bull Stratos mission: Video
ROSWELL, N.M. — Austrian extreme skydiver Felix Baumgartner has become the only human being to break the sound barrier outside of an airplane after skydiving from 38 km above the earth.
After much anticipation and several scrapped attempts, Baumgartner landed safely in New Mexico slightly at about 2:20 p.m. ET Sunday.
“We live to conquer fears and pursue dreams, may our attempts and accomplishments progress humankind,” Baumgartner said via Twitter after landing.
In a press conference after he landed, the Red Bull Stratos team confirmed that Baumgartner reached 1,342 km/h —…
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