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04/19/2007


Felix Baumgartner's Post-Jump Press Conference: VIDEO

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Here's Felix Baumgartner's post-jump press conference in which he talks about the jump and the records that have been broken with the Red Bull Stratos team.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP....

Baumgartner also broke some online records. The more than 8 million concurrent views of the YouTube livestream yesterday during Baumgartner's jump broke a record for the website.

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Felix Baumgartner's LEGO Jump Was Also Successful: VIDEO

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There was another jump from the stratosphere yesterday.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Felix Baumgartner Breaks World Skydiving Record: VIDEO

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After years of preparation, 43-year old Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner met at least one of his goals when he set the record for the highest ever jump today.

Ascending to 128,000 feet above New Mexico, 25,200 feet more than the previous record, Baumgartner hovered at the edge of space before plummeting back to earth, reaching estimated speeds of 706 mph, but it's unclear whether he indeed broke the sound barrier during his descent. (UPDATE: He did, in fact, break the barrier.)

Now that he's made headlines around the world, Baumgartner says he plans on taking it relatively easy in the years to come. "This is the end of my journey," he said. "I've always been trying to find my limit, and this pretty much it. For the second half of my life, I want to be a good helicopter pilot. Fight fires. Rescue people. That would be fun."

Watch video of Baumgartner's leap AFTER THE JUMP.

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