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Skydiver Hopes to Break the Speed of Sound in Freefall - Universe Today
[/caption] The speed of sound — historically called the ‘sound barrier’ – has been broken by rockets, various jet-powered aircraft and rocket-boosted land vehicles. Felix Baumgartner wants to break the sound barrier with his body, in freefall from the edge of space. He will travel inside a capsule with a stratospheric balloon to 36,500 meters … Continue reading "Skydiver Hopes to Break the Speed of Sound in Freefall"