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New York woman celebrates 100th birthday with a skydive

Gansevoort - A New York woman became one of the oldest women skydivers ever when she celebrated her 100th birthday with a skydive recently. She bested former United States President George H.W. Bush who had celebrated his 90th birthday with a skydive.

33,000 Foot skydive? — No problem

Kids — Don't try this at home. Not that anyone could try it at home to begin with. Jumping from a lung-sucking 33,000 feet, a pair of French skydivers made an artfully dynamic journey back to the surface of the Earth on May 31st.

French man with multiple sclerosis to tandem skydive over Everest

Kathmandu - 55-year-old Marc Kopp, a sufferer of multiple sclerosis, is not letting the disease get him down. He is planning to become the first disabled person to tandem skydive over Mount Everest.

Watch GoPro: 'Eric Roner's Umbrella Skydive,' Mary Poppins style

An extreme athlete Erick Roner, performing a stunt aptly described as "retro-tech," drops from the sky holding a large umbrella in place of a parachute. His act is reminiscent of the feat by the popular fictional character Mary Poppins.

Felix Baumgartner, Austrian daredevil, to appear in court

Salzburg - "Fearless Felix" will appear in court next week to appeal a conviction of inflicting bodily harm, in a traffic incident that occurred two years ago.

Video: Suit Camera records Baumgartner's 'death spin'

Los Alamos - Footage from Felix Baumgartner's suit camera shows the out of control flat spin he experienced as he made his historic, 24-mile leap on Sunday.

Sound barrier skydive aborted

Austrian adventurer Felix Baumgartner has cancelled his attempt to make the highest ever skydive due to adverse weather conditions.

Stuntman survives first-ever 2,400-foot skydive without parachute

Gary Connery, 42, is now the first man to jump 2,400 ft (731 meters) and land safely, without parachute, using a specially-designed wingsuit.
 

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