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October 23rd, 2012
02:24 PM ET

Skydiver “Fearless Felix” recounts a fear that almost derailed record jump

by Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd

Watch "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" Tuesday at 5pm on CNN for more of Brian Todd's interview with space jumper Felix Baumgartner.

(CNN) - He has been dubbed "Fearless Felix," but the Austrian skydiver who broke the sound barrier last week was almost derailed by a fear he had never before encountered: claustrophobia.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Situation Room's Brian Todd, Felix Baumgartner said that as he did longer and longer test runs, wearing his restrictive skydiving suit, his anxieties got worse and worse.
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October 18th, 2012
10:32 PM ET

See Endeavour's journey in 1 minute flat

Time-lapse video shows the space shuttle Endeavour's trip to its new home at the California Science Center.

RELATED STORY: Endeavour's last ride, a trip through L.A.


Filed under: California • must-see video • NASA • Space
October 15th, 2012
06:11 PM ET

Space jump launched a thousand laughs

CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on Felix Baumgartner's leap that launched a thousand laughs.

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos • Space
October 15th, 2012
06:10 PM ET

Space: The new frontier for business

CNN's Brian Todd looks at the future role for private companies is in high-altitude and space exploration.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Felix Baumgartner • Space
October 8th, 2012
07:06 PM ET

Skydiver aims for supersonic jump from the edge of space

Roswell, New Mexico (CNN) – Skydiver Felix Baumgartner is aiming to pull off a record-breaking free-fall jump from the edge of space Tuesday, wearing nothing but a space suit, a helmet and a parachute.

His goal is not only to jump from a higher altitude than anyone ever has - 120,000 feet, more than three times the cruising altitude of the average airliner. He also hopes to be the first person to break the sound barrier, without the aid of anything besides the space suit. At that altitude, the thin air provides so little resistance that after just 40 seconds, he is expected to be free-falling faster than 690 miles an hour.

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August 9th, 2012
10:28 AM ET

Meet the man behind the photos of Mars

CNN's John Zarrella reports on a man who's spent nearly two decades photographing Mars for us to see.


Filed under: John Zarrella • Mars • NASA • Space
June 20th, 2012
12:21 PM ET

Mickey Mouse spotted on Mercury!

Mickey Mouse spotted on Mercury?! CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on an out-of-this-world sighting.

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos • Space
June 19th, 2012
11:45 AM ET

Watch 'mysterious' space plane landing

Filmed with infrared cameras, a highly secretive unmanned Air Force space plane lands after more than a year in orbit.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Military • Space
May 29th, 2012
09:34 AM ET

Daredevil plans 120,000-foot jump

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the upcoming "stratosphere jump" of daredevil Felix Baumgartner.

RELATED STORY: Skydiver preparing for 120,000-foot supersonic fall

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Felix Baumgartner • Space • Sports
January 26th, 2012
06:46 PM ET

Will Moon colony idea fly with voters?

CNN strategists Maria Cardona & Alex Castellanos discuss Newt Gingrich's idea to create a permanent colony on the Moon.

RELATED STORY: Santorum trashes Gingrich moon colony


Filed under: 2012 election • Moon • Newt Gingtich • Space
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