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Red Bull Stratos Mission: Successful and Speed of Sound Broken by Felix Baumgartner

The Red Bull Stratos mission, undertaken on October 14, 2012, went off without any major problems.  The mission was an attempt for a balloon assisted aircraft to reach a world record altitude of 120,000 ft and for a human to then perform a freefall skydive from the vehicle at that height.  The mission also had the potential for a human breaking the speed barrier during freefall.  This was achieved during the freefall descent to Earth.

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