Skydiver breaks sound barrier

Skydiver breaks sound barrier

Technology & science – Science | NBC News

An Austrian daredevil leapt into the stratosphere from a balloon hovering near the edge of space 24 miles (38 km) above Earth on Sunday, breaking as many as three world records including the highest skydive ever, project sponsors said.

Skydiver's capsule and shoot

Cheers broke out as Felix Baumgartner, 43, jumped from a skateboard sized shelf outside the 11-by-8-foot (3.3-by-2.4 metre) fiberglass and acrylic capsule that was carried as high as 128,000 feet by an enormous balloon.

via Skydiver breaks sound barrier – Technology & science – Science | NBC News.

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