Austrian Pilot Felix Baumgartner Breaks Sound Barrier in Historic Jump

Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria jumps out of the capsule during the manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, USA on October 14, 2012.

Austrian pilot and daredevil Felix Baumgartner finally broke the sound barrier on Sunday, October 14, 2012. That happened in a skydive from the stratosphere, from the height of approximately 38.5 km (128,000 ft, 24.24 miles) above the Earth’s surface. The jumper reached Mach 1.24 or 1,342 km/h (833.9 miles per hour), going faster than the speed of sound.

Below is the video of the event. Enjoy and get informed.

Photo Credit: Red Bull Stratos.

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