Monday, October 15, 2012

Felix Baumgartner Breaks the Speed Of Sound

Free fall jumps have been a passion for men who dare for a long time. But an Austrian has broken all previous records of free falling by jumping from a height of 24 miles above the surface of earth.


By doing this, the 43-year-old from Austria became the first person to break the speed of sound wearing only a high-pressure suit.  
A top speed of 833.9 mph, or mach 1.24 was reached. 
"I could feel myself break the speed of sound. I could feel the air building up and then I hit it," Baumgartner said according to the Red Bull Stratos Twitter feed.  
The landmark jump comes 65 years to the day after U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in a rocket plane.

Read more: Business Insider


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