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Monday, October 15, 2012 - 4:45am

VIDEO: A Skydive From The Edge Of Space

With his jump, Felix Baumgartner broke two records: One to do with altitude, the other with YouTube.In case you missed it this weekend, here is harrowing video of the Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner stepping off a capsule at the edge space. He then plummets toward Earth at :

If you want more detail, our colleague Dana Farrington wrote more about the feat yesterday.

But two things of note: He broke the record for highest jump. And with more than 8-million viewers, his attempt broke the live-streaming record for YouTube.

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