Skydiver Felix Baumgartner

Daredevil Felix Baumgartner landed from his 17-mile dive

back to Earth from the edge of space on July 25, in a plummet that reached a speed

of 600 mph in 20 seconds.

In this photo provided by Red Bull Stratos, Felix Baumgartner salutes as he prepares to board the capsule carried by a balloon during the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Baumgartner is more than halfway toward his goal of setting a world record for the highest jump. A spokesperson says the skydiver took a practice jump from more than 13 miles high over New Mexico. He's aiming for nearly 23 miles in the summer. The record is held by Joe Kittinger who jumped from 19.5 miles in 1960. (AP Photo/Red Bull Stratos, Joerg Mitter)

FILE - In this Thursday, March 15, 2012 photo provided by Red Bull Stratos, Felix Baumgartner prepares to jump during the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos over Roswell, N.M. On Wednesday, July 25, 2012, the 43-year-old Austrian plunged to Earth from an altitude of more than 18 miles landing safely near Roswell, N.M. It's was second stratospheric leap for "Fearless Felix." He's aiming for a record-breaking jump from 125,000 feet, or 23 miles, in another month. He hopes to go supersonic, breaking the speed of sound with just his body. (AP Photo/Red Bull Stratos, Jay Nemeth)

Red Bull Stratos Project

ROSWELL, NM - MARCH 15: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this photo provided by Red Bull, The mission control room is seen during the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos on March 15, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. In this test he reach the altitude 21800 meters (71500 ft) and landed safely near Roswell. Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of the earths atmosphere, where upon reaching altitude of 120,000 feet by helium baloon, pilot and basejumper Felix Baumgartner will then freefall to the ground in an attempt to break the speed of sound. (Photo by Stefan Aufschnaiter/Red Bull via Getty Images)

FILE - In this Friday Jan. 22, 2010 photo taken by AP Images for Red Bull Stratos, Felix Baumgartner, left, shakes hands with United States Air Force Col. (Ret.) Joe Kittinger, right, following the Red Bull Stratos press conference announcing Baumgartner's plan to attempt to become the first person ever to break the speed of sound with the human body in New York. Baumgartner is more than halfway toward his goal of setting a world record for the highest jump. A spokeswoman says the sky diver took a practice jump Thursday, March 15, 2012 from more than 13 miles high over New Mexico. He's aiming for nearly 23 miles in the summer. The record is held by Kittinger who jumped from 19.5 miles in 1960. (AP Photo/Red Bull Stratos, David Goldman)

In this photo provided by Red Bull Stratos, the balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner ascends during the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M. on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Baumgartner is more than halfway toward his goal of setting a world record for the highest jump. A spokesperson says the skydiver took a practice jump from more than 13 miles high over New Mexico. He's aiming for nearly 23 miles in the summer. The record is held by Joe Kittinger who jumped from 19.5 miles in 1960. (AP Photo/Red Bull Stratos, Joerg Mitter)

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Austrian parachuter Felix Baumgartner, who goes by the code name "Base 502," jumps from the arm of the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado mountain, overlooking Rio de Janeiro December 1. It is the first-ever known base-jump made from the site. In base-jumping, which is illegal in most countries, parachutists jump from buildings, bridges and earth points like rocks, and the parachute is only pulled open at the very last moment. Baumgartner camped out overnight at the site and used a high-tech crossbow to shoot over the arm of the 30-meter-high statue to climb up. The statue and mountain are located 747 meters above sea level. Reuters

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Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner celebrates after his successful freefall across the English Channel between Dover and Calais, July 31, 2003. After jumping out of a plane at 9000 metres (29,500ft) above Dover in southern England, wearing only an aerodynamic jumpsuit with a 6ft (1.8m) carbon fin strapped to his back, oxygen to breathe, and a parachute to land, Baumgartner landed safely in Calais after an eight-minute flight on Thursday, becoming the first person to skydive across the English Channel. REUTERS/Bernhard Spoettel

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Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner is seen after jumping from a transport plane above Dover at the start of his freefall across the English Channel between Dover and Calais, July 31, 2003. Baumgartner jumped out of a plane at 9000 metres (29,500ft) above Dover in southern England on Thursday, wearing only an aerodynamic jumpsuit with a 6ft (1.8m) carbon fin strapped to his back, oxygen to breathe, and a parachute to land, and landed safely in Calais after an eight-minute flight, becoming the first person to skydive across the English Channel. REUTERS/Helmut Tucek

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This image provided by the Euro-Newsroom agency shows Austrian base jumper Felix Baumgartner leaping off the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taiwan Tuesday Dec. 11, 2007. Baumgartner leapt from the 1,676 foot (509 meters) tall building Tuesday after evading security and having to clear a barrier before being able to make his leap. (AP Photo/Bernhard Spoettel, Euro-Newsroom)

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This image provided by the Euro-Newsroom agency shows Austrian base jumper Felix Baumgartner leaping off the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taiwan Tuesday Dec. 11, 2007. Baumgartner leapt from the 1,676 foot (509 meters) tall building Tuesday after evading security and having to clear a barrier before being able to make his leap. (AP Photo/Joerg Mitter, Euro-Newsroom)

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Extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner jumps from Scandinavias highest residential building the Turning Torso in Malmo, Sweden, Friday, Aug. 18, 2006. Baumgartner had minutes earlier landed on top of the "Turning Torso" by parachute after jumping from a helicopter. After the illegal jump he escaped to Denmark in a boat. (AP Photos/Bernhard Spoettel/ho)

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Stuntman Felix Baumgartner parachutes in to the 3rd Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards at Paramount Studios June 1, 2003 in Hollywood, California. The show will air Monday, June 9th, 8:00 pm EST/PST on the USA Network. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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