Man Tests Space Jump Over New Mexico

Man Tests Space Jump Over New Mexico
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Friday, March 16, 2012 - 6:45pm

A new-age dare devil completes a freefall from more than 13 miles above the earth's surface.

Base jumper Felix Baumgartner successfully completed a test jump from nearly 72,000 feet above the earth's surface. 

The Austrian skydiver is hoping to break the world freefall record of 120,000 feet set by U.S. Air Colonel Joe Kittinger in 1960.

He'll attempt the freefall this summer in New Mexico.

Friday's entire jump took nearly eight minutes from launch to touchdown.
  

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