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While many Americans were sitting on their couches watching NFL football, Felix Baumgartner was breaking the sound barrier. Yes, you read that correctly. Baumgartner, a daredevil of sorts from Austria, jumped out of a capsule 128,100 feet above ground in space. To put that into perspective, that’s four times the height of a flying commercial airline. He landed after four minutes of free fall, but not before making the highest, fastest jump in history on Sunday afternoon. On his way down, the Austrian reached the speed of 833.9 mph, also known as Mach 1.24, supplanting the speed of sound.In terms ...

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