High life for skydiver
EXTREME athlete Felix Baumgartner landed on Earth after the highest ever jump from the stratosphere in what could be the world's first supersonic skydive.
Baumgartner, from Austria, landed in eastern New Mexico desert minutes after jumping from 28,000ft – or 23 miles.
He lifted his arms in victory shortly after landing.
He took off in a pressurised capsule carried by a 55-storey ultra-thin helium balloon. He jumped from more than three times the height of the average cruising altitude for jetliners.
Baumgartner expected to hit a speed of 690mph before activating his parachute about 5,000ft above the ground in southeastern New Mexico.