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What Does It Say About Someone Who Breaks The Sound Barrier Outside An Aircraft?

Here's a little bit of trivia. Alan Eustace jumped from a helium balloon, falling to earth from more than 135,000 feet on Friday. The free fall set a record for being only the second person to break the sound barrier outside an aircraft. In 2012, Austrian pilot and skydiver Felix Baumgartner reached a velocity of 833.9 miles an hour while jumping from 128,100 feet. Eustace, senior VP of knowledge at Google, reached a velocity of 822 miles an hour, per The Wall Street Journal.

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