Felix Baumgartner jumped from 39,055 metres and hit a speed of 1,343 km/h. Photos: AFP/www.redbullcontentpool.com/Jay Nemeth, EPA/Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Stratos, Reuters

Felix Baumgartner, the man who fell to earth

Austrian extreme-thrill seeker Felix Baumgartner gains new perspective, as well as world record, for free fall in which he broke the sound barrier

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Felix Baumgartner jumped from 39,055 metres and hit a speed of 1,343 km/h. Photos: AFP/www.redbullcontentpool.com/Jay Nemeth, EPA/Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Stratos, Reuters
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