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In Photos: Steps to a Supersonic Skydive

Above Earth

Felix Baumgartner will attempt a record-breaking, supersonic skydive called Red Bull Stratos.

(Image credit: Luke Aikins/Red Bull Content Pool)

Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria performs during the first high altitude test jump from an airplane for the Red Bull Stratos mission in Taft, Calif., on Feb. 20 2012.

Lofty Tumble

Felix Baumgartner will attempt a record-breaking, supersonic skydive called Red Bull Stratos.

(Image credit: Luke Aikins/Red Bull Content Pool)

The Austrian daredevil exits a plane during a test jump in Taft, Calif., on June 21, 2012.