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Supersonic man breaks three records

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Supersonic man breaks three records


Austrian adventurer Felix Baumgartner has jumped his way into the record books, leaping into the unknown from an altitude of 37 kilometres before parachuting to safety in New Mexico.

His dive took him to supersonic speeds, becoming the first man to break the sound barrier without assistance or vehicle.

He also made the highest stratospheric flight in a balloon, and the highest jump from Earth’s upper atmosphere, beating a more than 50 year-old- record.

On landing, Baumgartner was unsure if he had broken the sound barrier, as he had heard nothing, and said he only ever had one real worry, when he began spinning and thought he would not regain control.

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