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Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria celebrates after jumping from his capsule 128,097 feet, or 24 miles, above Earth.

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Skydiver breaks sound barrier in record jump

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — 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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