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 thought: 'Please God, don't let me down'

Record-breaking skydiver Felix Baumgartner speaks to press. Credit: Red Bull Stratos

Felix Baumgartner said that standing on the step, waiting to jump, he thought: "Please God, don't let me down."

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