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Skydiver survives 24 mile jump

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner lept into the stratosphere from a balloon flying 24 miles (38 km) above the planet in an attempt to break the sound barrier. He landed safely four and a half minutes later.

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Baumgartner from jump step: 'I wish the world could see what I see'

"When I was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble, you do not think about breaking records any more...the only thing you want is to come back alive," Felix Baumgartner told a press conference.

Asked what he said when he was about to jump, he repeated: "I know the whole world is watching now, and I wish the world could see what I see.

"And sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you are."

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