Wed, 17 Oct 2012 02:30:00 GMT | By India Syndicate
Austrian skydiver sets new record

Felix Baumgartner has broken the record for the highest ever skydive by jumping out of a capsule lifted by a balloon 128,000 feet (39 km) above New Mexico



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This picture provided by www.redbullcontentpool.com shows pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria saluting on his way to the capsule before the scheduled take off of Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, on October 9, 2012. The Austrian daredevil's attempt to make an unprecedented leap from the edge of space was aborted moments before the planned launch due to gusty winds, organizers said. Baumgartner was already installed in the pressurized capsule, and a five-minute countdown was started, but as it got down to zero it became clear that conditions were too windy.

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