Felix Baumgartner (third from left), of Austria, gets a hug from Mission Control technical project director Art Thompson on Oct. 14, 2012, as television crews and pool photographers converge on the scene after Baumgartner successfully jumped from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon at a height of just over 128,000 feet above the Earth's surface in Roswell, N.M. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Ross Franklin

Felix Baumgartner (third from left), of Austria, gets a hug from Mission Control technical project director Art Thompson on Oct. 14, 2012, as television crews and pool photographers converge on the scene after Baumgartner successfully jumped from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon at a height of just over 128,000 feet above the Earth's surface in Roswell, N.M. (Associated Press)