Felix Baumgartner’s sonic boom captured from the ground

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 29, 2012 12:11 pm

Red Bull is still riding high after successfully pulling off their ambitious Stratos Mission with the great Felix Baumgartner. The main goal of this project was for Felix to achieve enough velocity during his free fall to surpass the speed of sound. 

Well, the company has just released a new video depicting Baumgartner’s sonic boom as seen from the ground! Project Director Art Thompson is still currently working with sound experts to analyze the data collected during the fall, which includes GPS data and telemetry information taken from Felix’s chest pack. They are using the same algorithm applied by NASA scientists to determine the exact movement Baumgartner traveled through the sound barrier.

At this time the figures state that Felix Baumgartner reach a maximum speed of 833.9 mph during his 128,100 ft. free fall.

 

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