Felix Baumgartner... does that name ring a bell? No? Well it will! This 43-year-old daredevil from Austria has recently set a new world record for making the highest and longest skydive in history!!! After jumping 128,100 feet and falling at 833.9 miles-per-hour he has been credited with breaking the sound barrier! The previous world record, which was set in 1960, was documented at 102,800 feet.
Now let's get down to business! The speed of sound is approximately 761.207 miles-per-hour. Prior to Baumgartner's jump yesterday, NO SKYDIVER had ever broken the sound barrier before! It took Mr. Baumgartner about 10 minutes to make it back down to earth after leaving space. This included four minutes and 20 seconds of free fall and well over five minutes after he pulled his parachute. YouTube also set their all-time record by streaming the jump live when well over eight million people watched!