Skydiver breaks speed of sound in historic jump from edge of space

Source: CNN

Authors: Dugald McConnell, Josh Levs and Brian Todd,

The Austrian daredevil, in fact, rose to the edge of space Sunday — 128,100 feet, or 24 miles, above the Earth — before plunging faster than the speed of sound.






Minutes later, he landed in southeastern New Mexico and, dropping to his knees, pumped his fists to the sky.

“He made it — tears of joy from Mission Control,” his support team said.

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