Before, during and after the jump

Felix Baumgartner at 24.2 miles high:

Felix Baumgartner. Credit: Red Bull Stratos

Felix Baumgartner one second after jumping from a platform slightly smaller than a skateboard:

Felix Baumgartner. Credit: Red Bull Stratos

Four minutes and 22 seconds later, world record-breaking Felix Baumgartner back on Earth:

Felix Baumgartner. Credit: Red Bull Stratos

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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.