Felix Baumgartner (left), of Austria, hugs Art Thompson, technical project director, on Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M., 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. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Ross Franklin

Felix Baumgartner (left), of Austria, hugs Art Thompson, technical project director, on Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M., 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. (Associated Press)