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As project team members cheer on Felix Baumgartner, of Austria, he leaps out of the space capsule, as seen on television, at a height of just over 128,000 feet above the Earth's surface, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. Baumgartner came down safely in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes about nine minutes after jumping from his capsule 128,097 feet, or roughly 24 miles, above Earth. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) ORG XMIT: NMRF120