ROSWELL, N.M. Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial spacesuit that would allow people to explore some 20 miles above the Earth's surface.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. An international team led by two veteran pilots has set its sights on breaking a pair of major ballooning records when it launches its helium-filled balloon from Japan in early 2015.

Albuquerque pilot Troy Bradley and fellow pilot Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia detailed their plans during a news conference Wednesday at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. Tiukhtyaev appeared via Skype.

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