Skydiver Fell Faster Than Thought

Supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner was faster than he or anyone else thought when he jumped from 24 miles up. According to the official numbers released Monday, the Austrian parachutist known as "Fearless Felix" reached 843.6 mph. That's equivalent to Mach 1.25, or 1.25 times the speed of sound. His top speed initially was estimated last October at 834 mph, or Mach 1.24. Either way, he became the first human to break the sound barrier with only his body. Baumgartner was...Full Story
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