Austrian man attempts to break highest altitude skydive (12 Photos + Video)

Austria's Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a space capsule from an altitude of approximately 71,580 feet as the Red Bull Stratos project moved forward into the manned flight stage in New Mexico. The 42-year-old rode the space capsule attached to a giant helium balloon above the so-called "Armstrong Line." Soon, Baumgartner will attempt to break the previous record of 102,800 feet held by Joseph Kittinger in 1960.

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