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Science Red Bull-fueled daredevil plans record skydive from edge of space

Austrian extreme skydiver Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend in a helium balloon to about 23 miles up, and then jump. He will break the sound barrier during freefall. 

By Clara MoskowitzSPACE.com / February 7, 2012

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One man's quest to make a record-breaking leap from near the edge of space is nearing make-or-break time.