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Felix Baumgartner has made history after jumping from the edge of space.
The skydiver, 43, safely landed on the ground on Oct. 16, after he jumped from the edge of space, about 24 miles, above the Earth. He has become the first person to break the sound barrier, without the safeguard of a vehicle.
Baumgartner’s free-fall, which at one point reached 834 mph, was supported by NASA alum and aircraft designers from the Red Bull Stratos team. He glided to safety in Roswell, N.M.
His jump wasn’t though, the longest-lasting free fall. That record belongs to Col. Joe Kittinger, who jumped 102,800 feet in 1960 for a U.S. Air Force Mission. Kittinger ended up serving as Baumgartner’s mentor during the his 4 minute and 20 second long free fall.
The Austrian skydiver wore a pressurized suit to protect himself from the Earth’s atmosphere.