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Felix Baumgartner prepares for his freefall from space

Daredevil adventurer Felix Baumgartner has spent years planning to make a 23-mile freefall plunge from the edge of space -- a jump that will take him to supersonic speeds.

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Oct. 6, 2012: Final preparations
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Oct. 8, 2012: Strategically placed cameras
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Oct 4, 2012: The team's optical tracking system
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July 25, 2012: Baumgartner steps out of his capsule
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Oct. 6, 2012: Final jump rehearsal
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June 2012: Baumgartner with life support engineer Mike Todd
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Oct. 7, 2012: Baumgartner keeping fit
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Oct. 7, 2012: Baumgartner sits in his capsule during preparations for the final manned flight.
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Oct. 3, 2012: Baumgartner leaving Switzerland for New Mexico
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July 23, 2012: Baumgartner of Austria prepares for the second manned test flight.
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July 25, 2012: Crew members fill up the balloon with helium at the flight line during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M.
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July 21, 2012: Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria sits inside the capsule prior to the second manned test flight for his Red Bull Stratos freefall from space in Roswell, N.M.
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July 25, 2012: The capsule lifts up during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell.
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July 25, 2012: Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria steps into the capsule during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M.
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July 25, 2012: Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria sits in the capsule before lift off at the flight line.
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July 25, 2012: A crane follows Baumgartner's balloon and capsule to the flight line.
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June 21, 2012: Felix Baumgartner during the first high-altitude test jump in Taft, Calif.
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June 21, 2012: Felix Baumgartner of Austria during the first high altitude test jumps in Taft, Calif.
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July 23, 2012: Crew members cover the capsule to protect it from rain before the second manned test flight in Roswell, N.M.
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At the edge space.
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Felix Baumgartner prepares for his freefall from space

Daredevil adventurer Felix Baumgartner has spent years planning to make a 23-mile freefall plunge from the edge of space -- a jump that will take him to supersonic speeds.

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