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Felix Baumgartner's 7 most death-defying stunts
The Austrian became the first person to break the sound barrier in free fall on his 24-mile jump from orbit — and that's just the most recent crazy thing he's done
 
Felix Baumgartner stunts AP Photo/Red Bull Stratos

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner, 43, who ascended into lower orbit in a capsule attached to a helium balloon on Sunday, broke some big world records: He made the highest jump, from 24 miles above sea level, and notched the fastest descent speed, 833.9 miles per hour. He's also the first person to break the sound barrier in free fall. And the brave soul has been pulling these kinds of stunts for years. Here, a look at his boldest endeavors:

 

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