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Skydiver Breaks Speed of Sound

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Austrian Felix Baumgartner has become the first skydiver to break the speed of sound. Baumgartner said his jump Sunday from more than 38 kilometers above the New Mexico desert was more difficult than anything he has done. “When I was standing there on top of the world you become so humble you do not think […]

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Skydiver Breaks Speed of Sound

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Austrian Felix Baumgartner has become the first skydiver to break the speed of sound. Brian Utley of the International Federation of Sports Aviation said Baumgartner reached a maximum speed of 1,342 kph (833.9 mph) during his jump Sunday over the New Mexico desert. That amounts to Mach 1.24, which is faster than the speed of […]

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Skydiver Breaks Record for Highest Jump

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A skydiver jumping from a balloon has broken a 52-year-old record for the highest parachute jump and set an altitude record for a balloon passenger. Felix Baumgartner’s attempt to free fall faster than the speed of sound has yet to be verified, but it appeared he passed the 1,110 kilometer per hour barrier. After riding […]

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