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He did it.
Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound during his stratospheric leap from 128,097 feet on Sunday and landed safely 9 minutes and 3 seconds later, touching down so gracefully that he made the whole thing look easy. He fell to his knees and raised his fists as his family, hundreds of people supporting his mission and, no doubt, the millions of people watching worldwide via the Internet cheered.
It was awesome, in every sense of the word.
The Austrian adventurer reached an unofficial speed of 834 mph — Mach 1.24 — as he fell 119,846 feet during a free fall of 4 minutes