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Babbage the teddy bear re-creates Baumgartner skydive

Tumbling from a hydrogen balloon at 24 miles up, a plush toy shows its own daredevil mettle.

By Aug. 28, 2013


No supersonic skydive for Baumgartner tomorrow

The wait will drag on for daredevil Felix Baumgartner, as his attempt at a breathtaking, record-setting freefall continues to be bedeviled by the weather.

By Oct. 9, 2012


Baumgartner makes record-setting skydive

The extreme skydiver sets a record for the highest manned balloon ascent and highest freefall in his bid to go supersonic.

By Oct. 14, 2012


Felix Baumgartner's historic skydive (pictures)

This was no recreational skydive. Baumgartner ascended to a record-setting altitude in a quest to make the fastest freefall ever.

20 Images By Oct. 14, 2012


Baumgartner's supersonic skydive scrapped for today

The daredevil parachutist wants to be the first person ever to hit Mach 1 in a freefall. But today's jump has been aborted because of gusting winds.

By Oct. 9, 2012


Watch the 24-mile skydive from Felix's point of view

The high-speed, high-altitude jump lacked one key angle during the live stream, but some sleuths have compiled near cosmic footage from Felix Baumgartner's chest-mounted camera.

By Oct. 15, 2012


For a supersonic skydive, first comes practice (photos)

Felix Baumgartner aims to be the first human to break the sound barrier in a freefall, departing a balloon-slung gondola at 121,000 feet -- the edge of space.

12 Images By Apr. 14, 2012


The quest for the supersonic skydive (photos)

Felix Baumgartner plans to ride a balloon to an altitude of 120,000 feet and then jump. In freefall on the way down, the veteran skydiver aims to hit Mach 1.

18 Images By Jul. 5, 2010


Get vertigo: Relive Felix Baumgartner's epic space jump in video

A new extended video, tied to a GoPro Super Bowl ad, shows eight minutes of Baumgartner's epic jump.

By Jan. 31, 2014


Google Doodle lifts off for a parachute jump

It's the 216th anniversary of the landmark descent to Paris by a very brave Frenchman. Today's interactive doodle lets you get in on the action.

By Oct. 22, 2013