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Monday, February 4, 2013

Supersonic skydiver reached 844 mph in record jump

A Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, image provided by Red Bull Stratos shows skydiver Felix Baumgartner of Austria as he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. According to the official numbers released Monday, the Austrian parachutist known as "Fearless Felix" reached 843.6 mph. That's equivalent to Mach 1.25, or 1.25 times the speed of sound.