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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4nJF9JFleI

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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