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posted: 10/8/2012 10:29 PM

From 23 miles above the Earth Man will attempt history-making sky dive today

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Associated Press

Skydiver felix baumgartner's attempt at the highest, fastest free fall in history today is more than just a stunt. his planned 23-mile dive from the stratosphere should provide scientists with valuable information for next-generation spacesuits and techniques that could help astronauts survive accidents.

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