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Old 10-14-2012, 11:13 PM   #135
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Default Re: Felix Baumgartner Space Jump

Originally Posted by rezznor
quick question for you aeronautical experts..since he hit supersonic speeds, shouldn't he have created a sonic boom?

It has to deal with air pressure. He was able to go that fast due to no air pressure/resistance and therefore no sonic boom. Obviously he slowed down to terminal velocity as he came closer to the earth and wasn't going fast enough to create a sonic boom. Still a total baller
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