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[b]Felix Baumgartner's Test Jump from approximately 71,580 feet[/b]
On March 15, 2012, Austria's Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a space capsule from an altitude of approximately 71,580 feet as the Red Bull Stratos project moved forward into the manned flight stage in New Mexico.
The 42-year-old rode the space capsule attached to a giant helium balloon above the so-called "Armstrong Line."
The goal of the Red Bull Stratos project is to see Baumgartner attempt a record-breaking freefall from 120,000 feet this summer where he'll potentially become the first man to go supersonic without the support of a vehicle.
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