It’s Official. Felix Baumgartner is the first man to ever break the sound barrier with no mechanical propulsion. He actually reached 843.6 miles per hour (1,357.6 km/h), which is 1.25 the speed of sound and held it for half a minute.
• He jumped from an altitude of 127,852 feet, 248 feet lower than the initial figure but still record-breaking.
• He experienced 25.2 seconds of absolute weightlessness at the beginning of his free fall.
• He never exceeded 3.5 G of acceleration for more than six continuous seconds.
• His skull remained under 2 G at all times, which is within the safe zone.
• His total freefall time: 4 minutes, 20 seconds. Yes, 4:20 ….
The updated records:
• Maximum Vertical Speed: 1,357.6 kmh / 843.6 mph / Mach 1.25
• Highest Exit (Jump) Altitude: 38,969.4 m / 127,852.4 ft
• Vertical Freefall Distance:* 36,402.6 m / 119,431.1 ft