Felix's supersonic jump

Austrian daredevil Felic Baumgartner's seven year wait to break the sound barrier has come to pass and here's a look at his remarkable leap.

Felix Baumgartner may have had to wait a little longer than he expected to leap into the record books but the Austrian daredevil made up for that wait by jumping from his helium-filled balloon at an higher than expected altitude of 128,097 feet.

After seven years of training Baumgartner has broken the speed of sound in a free fall that comes sixty five years after Charles Yeager became the first man to outrace sound in his experimental plane.

Accelerating from 0 to 1126kmh in less than 40 seconds is not something most of us will get to experience or can even imagine and Baumgartner has certainly cemented his place in the annals of human flight.

With that in mind here’s an infographic, courtesy of Space.com that provides all the details of the jump and more. 


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