<p>Austrian pilot and sky diver Felix Baumgartner falls toward Earth after leaping out of a <a href="http://www.redbullstratos.com/">Red Bull's Stratos</a> capsule more than 24 miles (39 kilometers) above the Earth on October 14, 2012.</p><p>Baumgartner reached a speed of 833.9 miles (1,342 kilometers) an hour and became the <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10/121014-felix-baumgartner-skydive-sound-barrier-kittinger-roswell-science-2/">first sky diver to break the speed of sound</a> before opening his red-and-white parachute and floating down to the New Mexico desert.</p>

Falling Down

Austrian pilot and sky diver Felix Baumgartner falls toward Earth after leaping out of a Red Bull's Stratos capsule more than 24 miles (39 kilometers) above the Earth on October 14, 2012.

Baumgartner reached a speed of 833.9 miles (1,342 kilometers) an hour and became the first sky diver to break the speed of sound before opening his red-and-white parachute and floating down to the New Mexico desert.

Photograph by Jay Nemeth, Red Bull Content Pool

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