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Diver breaks record, sound barrier with jump from 24 miles up

Published 10/15/2012, The Jamestown Sun

ROSWELL, N.M. — In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, a daredevil skydiver shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever — a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert.

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