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Daredevil’s jumpsuit marks a leap for local firm

The Massachusetts-made suit that Felix Baumgartner wore on his record-breaking, 24-mile plummet to earth Sunday will probably set new standards for an emerging category of high-altitude protection.

David Clark Co. of Worcester worked for four years to customize the suit for Baumgartner’s jump, a stunning feat that will be studied to determine how US military pilots, astronauts, and even passengers aboard future commercial space flights might be able to survive similarly high falls.

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