Austrian man becomes the first to move faster than the speed of sound

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According to the New York Times, a 43-year-old Austrian man jumped over 24 miles to earth from space, breaking the sound barrier on Sunday afternoon.

"Trust me, when you stand up there on top of the world, you become so humble. It's not about breaking records anymore. It's not about getting scientific data. It's all about coming home," said Baumgartner after completing his jump.

It took Felix Baumgartner just under 10 minutes to complete the 128,100 ft freefall, reaching the ground in Roswell, New Mexico

Baumgartner broke reached a maximum speed of 833.9 miles per hour, or Mach 1.24, breaking records set 50 years ago by Joe Kittenger, who is now now 84 years old.

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