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4:49am

Tue October 9, 2012
Around the Nation

'Fearless Felix' Set To Break Sound Barrier

Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 9:25 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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7:52am

Wed September 26, 2012
The Two-Way

Would You Skydive From 22 Miles Up?

Felix Baumgartner prepares to jump on March 15 from his special capsule above New Mexico.
Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Stratos AP

On Oct. 8, Felix Baumgartner is going to strap himself into a specially pressurized capsule, ascend 120,000 feet into the air above New Mexico using a helium balloon, open the door - and jump out.

Don't worry, he's been practicing.

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