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Felix Baumgartner made a successful free-fall jump from outer space. (Associated Press)

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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)

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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)

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In this photo provided by Red Bull, family members and friends of pilot Felix Baumgartner celebrate his successful jump in Roswell, N.M., on Oct. 14, 2012. Baumgartner came down safely in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes about nine minutes after jumping from his capsule 128,097 feet, or roughly 24 miles, above Earth (Associated Press/Red Bull Stratos, Joerg Mitter)

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In this photo provided by Red Bull Stratos, pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M., on Oct. 14, 2012. Baumgartner came down safely in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes about nine minutes after jumping from his capsule 128,097 feet, or roughly 24 miles, above Earth. (Associated Press/Red Bull Stratos)

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In this photo provided by Red Bull, pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrates after his successful jump on Oct. 14, 2012 in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner came down safely in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes about nine minutes after jumping from his capsule 128,097 feet, or roughly 24 miles, above Earth. (Associated Press/Red Bull Stratos, Predrag Vuckovic)

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In this photo provided by Red Bull, pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria lands in the desert after his successful jump on Oct. 14, 2012 in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner came down safely in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes about nine minutes after jumping from his capsule 128,097 feet, or roughly 24 miles, above Earth. (Associated Press/Red Bull Stratos)

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Felix Baumgartner (Rex Features via Associated Press)

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This image provided by Red Bull Stratos shows pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria as he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on Oct. 14, 2012. In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever — a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert. (Associated Press)

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In this photo provided by Red Bull, pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria is seen in a screen at mission control center in the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. on Oct. 14, 2012. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes. (Associated Press/Red Bull)

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This photo provided by Red Bull Stratos shows pilot Felix Baumgartner, of Austria, preparing to jump from the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on Oct. 14, 2012. In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier while making the highest jump ever — a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert. (Associated Press/Red Bull Stratos)

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In this photo provided by Red Bull, crew members at the mission control watch the jump of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria in Roswell, N.M., on Oct. 14, 2012. Baumgartner came down safely in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes about nine minutes after jumping from his capsule 128,097 feet, or roughly 24 miles, above Earth. (Associated Press/Red Bull Stratos, Joerg Mitter)

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In this photo provided by Red Bull, pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria steps out from his trailer during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. on Oct. 14, 2012. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes. (Associated Press/Red Bull)

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The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon on Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes. (Associated Press)

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This image taken from a video monitor, provided by Red Bull Stratos, shows pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria before he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on on Oct. 14, 2012. In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever — a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert. (Associated Press/Red Bull Stratos)

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Skydiver Felix Baumgartner of Austria is seen on a screen at mission control center in Roswell, N.M., on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, as his capsule climbs to an altitude of 120,000 feet. (AP Photo/Red Bull, Stefan Aufschnaiter)

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The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound during a jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound during a jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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** FILE ** Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria reacts after his mission was aborted in Roswell, N.M., on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Red Bull Stratos, Joerg Mitter)

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** FILE ** Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria reacts after his mission was aborted in Roswell, N.M., on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Red Bull Stratos, Joerg Mitter)