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Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Featured, Science & Technology | 0 comments

Austrian Daredevil Felix Baumgartner Breaks Sound Barrier in Record Space Jump

Austrian breaks sound barrier in record space jump (via AFP)

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner became the first man to break the sound barrier in a record-shattering, death-defying freefall jump Sunday from the edge of space. The 43-year-old leapt from a capsule more than 24 miles (39 kilometers) above the Earth, reaching a top speed of 833.9 miles per hour…