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Extreme sports enthusiast Felix Baumgartner made his record-breaking free fall jump Sunday from a capsule some 128,000 feet above Roswell, New Mexico. He began his ascent into the stratosphere about 11:30 a.m. EDT Sunday.
According to Reuters, Brian Utley, the certification official for the Federation Aeronautic International, said that “preliminary figures indicate Baumgartner broke a total of three established world records, including the highest altitude skydive, longest freefall without a parachute and fastest fall achieved during a skydive.”