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Felix Baumgartner, in pressurized suit on platform at left, prepares to enter the balloon capsule in Roswell, N.M. on Oct. 9, 2012. Baumgartner will attempt to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from the space capsule lifted by a 30 million cubic foot helium balloon. (Associated Press)

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Felix Baumgartner, in pressurized suit on platform at left, prepares to enter the balloon capsule in Roswell, N.M. on Oct. 9, 2012. Baumgartner will attempt to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from the space capsule lifted by a 30 million cubic foot helium balloon. (Associated Press)

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Felix Baumgartner made two shorter jumps in preparation for a 23-mile free fall from a balloon-hoisted capsule over New Mexico planned for Tuesday morning. (Associated Press)

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In this photo provided by Red Bull Stratos, skydiver Felix Baumgartner prepares to jump during the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos over Roswell, N.M., on March 15, 2012. Baumgartner plans to jump from nearly 23 miles in the summer. The record is held by Joe Kittinger who jumped from 19.5 miles in 1960. (Associated Press/Red Bull Stratos)