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The daredevil who famously tight-roped across Niagara Falls last year is at it again; this time, planning to walk a wire 180 feet above a Sarasota, Fla., highway on Tuesday.
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On Monday morning, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break the world record for highest-ever skydive, leaping from a balloon nearly 23 miles above Earth’s surface.
If all goes according to plan, Baumgartner will step into the void 120,000 feet (36,576 meters) above southeastern New Mexico early Monday, then plummet to Earth in a harrowing freefall that will see him become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier.