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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)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/felix-baumgartner-didn-feel-broke-sound-barrier-article-1.1183735
“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
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/science/alan-eustace-jumps-from-stratosphere-breaking-felix-baumgartners-world-record.html?_r=1
“Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, broke the world record for high-altitude jumps.”

Mach Number
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/mach.html
“As an aircraft moves through the air, the air molecules near the aircraft are disturbed and move around the aircraft.”

Bell X-1
http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?object=nasm_A19510007000
“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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