The question is did Felix Baumgartner break the sound barrier? The answer is yes.
The speed of sound is 768 miles per hour and Felix reached a maximum of speed of 1,342.8 km/h (833mph, Mach 1.24) through the stratosphere before being slowed by the atmosphere later during his 4:20 minute long free fall.
The 43-year-old skydiver from Austria began his descent 128,100 feet (or 24 miles) above New Mexico. The previous record of 102,800 feet, set by Joseph Kittinger, had stood since 1960.
Did Felix Baumgartner break the Sound Barrier?