Sunday, October 14, 2012

Felix Baumgartner Breaks The Sound Barrier During Jump From Outer Space

In today's news:
Felix Baumgartner breaks the sound barrier during skydive from a record 24 miles up

Would you do this?

Too cool! So this guy broke a few records including one for being the first person to break the sound barrier outside of an aircraft and another for the highest manned balloon flight. Today also marks the 65th anniversary of when Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in his X-1A aircraft. Two others have survived jumps from similar altitudes, and one of them, Joseph Kittinger, was on hand to help mentor Baumgartner in reaching his goal. It turns out a lot of time and research went into making today's jump a success- just a bit more than what it took to send this Lego Man to Space.

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