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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 1974, file photo, Evel Knievel sits in the steam powered rocket motorcycle that will hopefully take him across Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho. Fueled by the memory of the late daredevil Knievel, Hollywood stuntman Eddie Braun plans to strap into a steam-powered rocket cycle on Sept. 17, 2016, for his most death-defying role yet. (AP Photo, File)

A stuntman just completed the legendary jump that Evil Knievel failed


Stuntman Eddie Braun just mimicked the legendary jump across the Snake River Canyon that his role model, Evel Knievel, attempted 42 years ago.

Braun took off at 3:54 p.m. from a property a few miles up the river from the original spot. He launched off a 10-story ramp, flying about 2,000 feet in the air at a speed of 400 mph.

This jump mirrored Knievel's in almost every way, including the technology.

Check out the jump here. 

Three years of preparation

He's been preparing for the past three years and spent about $1.6 million of his own money on the jump. That includes the work of engineer Scott Truax, who is the son of Robert Truax, the engineer who built Knievel's rocket back in 1974.

Braun deployed a parachute after the jump. No word yet on his condition post-jump.

Knievel has been Braun's idol and inspiration since the day they met in the 1970s.

Braun says he is attempting the jump not to prove he can, but to fulfill the dream of his hero.

KBOI News Staff & Devan Kaney contributed to this report.

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