Daredevil sky diver leaps into the record books
Sound barrier is broken during 24-mile plunge
Felix Baumgartner, the professional daredevil, became the first sky diver Sunday to break the speed of sound. Brian Utley of the FAI, the international federation that certifies aerospace records, told reporters at a news conference that according to a preliminary analysis, Baumgartner reached a maximum speed of 833.9 mph during his jump from more than 24 miles over the New Mexico desert. That is a speed of Mach 1.24.