Felix Baumgartner's sonic boom captured from the ground





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Published on Oct 27, 2012

Audio from a video recording captures what could be the sonic boom made by Felix Baumgartner as he passed through the speed of sound during his 833.9 mph leap from 128,100 on October 14, 2012 in the Red Bull Stratos project. The footage was recorded using a video camera pointing skyward 46 miles from Mission Control during the freefall. Project Director Art Thompson is now working closely with sound experts who are also examining GPS data and other telemetry information from Felix's chest pack to verify Baumgartner's speed and timing of the sonic boom. They are using the same algorithm that NASA applies to work out the exact moment of an object travelling though the sound barrier.

Shot by Red Bull Stratos employee Nicholas Forman (YouTube madhat1zzz) while working at the Caprock Tower.


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