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Photos: Free-falling from the edge of space

Updated 5:52 PM ET, Mon October 15, 2012
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Felix Baumgartner of Austria jumps out of the capsule during the final Red Bull Stratos flight on Sunday, October 14. Baumgartner ascended steadily in a capsule hanging from a helium balloon before jumping from 128,000 feet -- 24 miles up -- with nothing but a space suit, helmet and parachute. Red Bull Content Pool
Baumgartner jumps out of the capsule. Red Bull Content Pool
Baumgartner free-falls after stepping off the 24-mile high platform. He reached speeds of more than 830 mph, breaking the sound barrier. Red Bull Content Pool
Baumgartner parachutes to Earth after his record-breaking skydive on Sunday. Red Bull Content Pool
Baumgartner safely lands in southeastern New Mexico on Sunday. Red Bull Content Pool
Baumgartner celebrates after successfully completing the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos mission. Red Bull Content Pool
People at the mission control center in Roswell, New Mexico, watch Baumgartner during his ascent on Sunday. Red Bull Content Pool
CNN iReporter Joshua Rivas watched Baumgartner ascend in a capsule attached to a helium balloon. Joshua Rivas/iReport
A crane carrying the capsule follows the helium balloon during the launch on Sunday. Red Bull Content Pool
CNN iReporter Joshua Rivas watched crews prepare the capsule before sending Baumgartner into the air. Joshua Rivas/iReport
Crew members celebrate Sunday's successful launch. Baumgartner hoped to be the first person to break the sound barrier without the protection of a vehicle. Red Bull Content Pool
Baumgartner steps in to the capsule on Sunday. He has been physically and mentally preparing for five years. Red Bull Content Pool
Baumgartner sits in his trailer ahead of Sunday's flight. Red Bull Content Pool
Crew members assist Baumgartner in his trailer. The Red Bull Stratos team includes a former NASA crew surgeon, record-breaking aviators and innovative aircraft designers. Red Bull Content Pool
Baumgartner exists his trailer Sunday. Red Bull Content Pool
The high-altitude balloon twists in the wind just seconds before the launch was aborted on Tuesday, October 9, due to high winds. Red Bull Content Pool
Baumgartner leaves his capsule after the mission was aborted on Tuesday. Red Bull Content Pool
Baumgartner stands in the desert after completing the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, on July 25. red bull content pool
Baumgartner sits in his capsule before the scheduled final manned flight of Red Bull Stratos in Roswell on Tuesday, October 9. red bull content pool
Baumgartner's flight was delayed until further notice because of high winds. red bull content pool
TV crews report from the launch site. red bull content pool
Baumgartner works out during preparations for the flight in Roswell on Sunday, October 7. red bull content pool
Baumgartner stands in his trailer during preparations Saturday, October 6. red bull content pool
A crew member launches a weather balloon into the stratosphere on Thursday, October 4. red bull content pool
Crew members recover the capsule after the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell on July 25. red bull content pool
ATA crew members fill the balloon with helium at the flight line on July 25. red bull content pool
Baumgartner's pressurized flight suit and helmet restrict mobility and together weigh 100 pounds. Red Bull Content Pool