Australian daredevil breaks the sound barrier skydiving

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Daredevil and extremist Felix Baumgartner jumped from the stratosphere, 24-miles high, setting world records, news sources report.

Baumgartner, 43, broke the record for the highest skydive, highest manned balloon flight, and broke the sound barrier (approximately 690 mph) by reaching speeds close to 833 mph according to preliminary data, International Business Times reports.

The Australian daredevil adds another mark to the already historical day, "the 65th anniversary of the first supersonic airplane flight" in 1947 by Chuck Yeager. Baumgartner free fell for approximately 4 minutes and 20 seconds before his parachute deployed, setting yet another record, Yahoo! News reports.

It took approximately 2-1/2 hours to ascend into the stratosphere but only a mere 10 minutes to land safely on the ground in New Mexico. Baumgartner tells reporters, "Sometimes you have to get up really high to know how small you are." Raising his arms in victory, Baumgartner tackled the historical plummet, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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