Baumgartner Breaks the Barrier

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A basejumper broke the sound barrier last Sunday,falling to Earth from over 24 miles above it.

Felix Baumgartner, 43, is from Salzburg, Austria. He jumped from a hot air balloon as part of the Red Bull Stratos project.

The sound barrier is described as the speed at which objects move from transonic to supersonic speeds. Baumgartner surpassed it, falling at a maximum speed of 833.9 miles/hour.

Baumgartner now holds the world records for highest parachute jump and greatest free fall velocity.

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