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Daredevil to attempt supersonic skydive

  Austrian pilot Felix Baumgartner is attempting to break the record for the highest skydive, and become the first human to break the sound barrier without a plane or spacecraft. TODAY’s Tom Yamas reports.

Supersonic Skydive Attempt Aborted Due to Winds

An Austrian daredevil's attempt to make the highest-ever skydive today, a freefall expected to reach supersonic speed, has been postponed because of gusty winds over the New Mexico launch site. Full story

Daredevil to break sound barrier with 23-mile plunge?

  A 43-year-old daredevil known as ’Fearless Felix’ is set to skydive from 23 miles above Earth and plummet for more than five minutes with supersonic speeds reaching up to 700 miles per hour. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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Handout of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria exiting his capsule as he begins his record-setting skydive over Roswell
Handout of pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria exiting his capsule as he begins his record-setting skydive over Roswell

Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria exits his capsule as he begins his record-setting skydive over Roswell, New Mexico October 14, 2012 in this frame capture from handout video. Baumgartner broke a 52-year-old record by skydiving from 23 miles . REUTERS/Red Bull Content Pool/Handout (UNITED STATES -