Today October 14th, 2012, the 65th anniversary since Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 rocket plane, Skydiver Felix Baumgartner breaks the sound barrier during his free fall from the Edge of Space.
Austrian extreme athlete Felix Baumgartnerhas landed on Earth after a jump from the stratosphere in what could be theworld's first supersonic skydive.
Baumgartner landed in eastern New Mexico desert minutes after jumping from 128,100ft (39,045m).
He lifted his arms in victory shortly after landing.
He took off in a pressurized capsule carried by a 55-story ultra-thin helium balloon. He jumped from more than three times the height of the average cruising altitude for jetliners.
Baumgartner was expected to hit a speed of 690 mph (1,110 kilometers) before activating his parachute about 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) above the ground in southeastern New Mexico.
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