Can You Survive Breaking The Sound Barrier?

A few days ago, Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, broke Felix Baumgartner’s record for high-altitude jumps. How did he manage to survive? Amy finds out.

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Felix Baumgartner on breaking the sound barrier: ‘I didn’t feel it’’ helmet-cam video shows what Austrian daredevil saw during awe-inspiring leap (VIDEO)
“Daredevil Felix Baumgartner couldn’t say what it felt like to smash through the sound barrier during his leap from the brink of space on Sunday.”

Parachutist’s Record Fall: Over 25 Miles in 15 Minutes
“Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, broke the world record for high-altitude jumps.”

Mach Number
“As an aircraft moves through the air, the air molecules near the aircraft are disturbed and move around the aircraft.”

Bell X-1
“On October 14, 1947, the Bell X-1 became the first airplane to fly faster than the speed of sound. Piloted by U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager, the X-1 reached a speed of 1,127 kilometers (700 miles) per hour, Mach 1.06, at an altitude of 13,000 meters (43,000 feet). Yeager named the airplane “Glamorous Glennis” in tribute to his wife.”


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