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[on whether he would have jumped with only a 50% chance he would survive] Never. If I do something,it's always 90% obvious and 10% unknown. Fifty-fifty means you get the same chance to die as to survive. I'd never work that way. That would be stupid.
On July 25, 2012, Baumgartner made a test jump of 18-miles down to Earth in preparation for his 22-mile sky dive, where he hopes to become the first person to break the speed of sound and achieve Mach 1 in free-fall.