Felix Baumgartner has done it.

It may have taken a few attempts, but the 43-year-old daredevil from Austria successfully completed his 24-mile jump from high in the stratosphere on Sunday.

This photograph was posted on Red Bull Stratos' Facebook page with the caption "Felix has landed safely from his jump from the Stratosphere" shortly after the skydiver touched down:

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It wasn't immediately clear whether Baumgartner had exceeded the speed of sound during his free-fall, which had been one of the goals of the jump, the Associated Press reported. But the death-defying leap (which could have ended in gruesome disaster) apparently broke one stupefying record -- that of the highest skydive ever.

To achieve this feat, 'Fearless Felix' Baumgartner jumped from a huge helium-filled balloon above New Mexico at a height of more than three times that of the average cruising altitude of jetliners.

Baumgartner was expected to hit a speed of 690 mph.

For more on this death-defying jump, click through this slideshow of images. More photos will be added as we get them:

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    Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner is scheduled to attempt the highest parachute jump of all time on Oct. 9, 2012. Here, Baumgartner performs during the first high altitude test jump from an airplane in Taft, California on February 20, 2012.

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    Baumgartner during the high altitude test jump.

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    Baumgartner during a test jump from a helicopter, April 13, 2009.

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    Baumgartner leaps off the 508-meter high Taipei 101 Tower in Taiwan on December 11, 2008.

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    Baumgartner at the top of the Christ the Redeemer Statue near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 3, 2001. Before Stratos, Baumgartner was best known as a skydiver and BASE jumper.

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    Baumgartner during the first manned test flight of the capsule, February 23, 2012.

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    The mission control during the first manned test flight.

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    The Roswell, New Mexico launch location of the first test flight.

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    Baumgartner during the first test flight.

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    The capsule just before the second manned test flight, July 25, 2012.

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    The capsule in the pressure chamber at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

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    The interior of the capsule in Lancaster, California on February 1, 2012.

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    Baumgartner during wind tunnel test on February 26, 2010.

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    Retired Air Force Colonel Joe Kittinger with Baumgartner during a press conference in Salzburg, Austria on April 23, 2012. Kittinger holds the record for the highest-altitude jump, which he set in 1960. He is an advisor for the Stratos project and will relay messages to and from Baumgartner during the October jump attempt.

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    Kittinger just prior to his record setting jump from 102.800 feet in 1960. (U.S. Air Force Photo)

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    Baumgartner undergoes scientific tests in Los Angeles, USA on June 11, 2012.

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    Screen shows brain waves of Baumgartner during scientific test session.

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    Baumgartner during the first manned test flight.

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    Baumgartner inside the capsule prior to the second manned test flight.

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    Baumgartner during training session in Lancaster, California, on February 22, 2012.

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    Crew members prepare the capsule for the second manned test flight.

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    Crew members fill the balloon with helium before the second manned test flight.

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    Baumgartner steps out of the capsule during the second manned test flight.

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    Mission Coordinator Mike Jacobs (L) and Kittinger (R) work during the second manned test flight.

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