The winners of the 2013 third annual Red Bull Illume largest Sports Photography contest, from 7,000 participants, at a ceremony in Hong Kong. Overall Winner: Lorenz Holder, Germany. His winning snap showed Xaver Hoffmann, a professional snowboarder, midair against a gigantic satellite dish near the border of Germany and Austria.
Today Felix Baumgartner become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall, with 1,24 Mach – 843 mph. He made the historic Jump, the skydiving, from Red Bull Stratos stratospheric balloon’s capsule, from the record breaking altitude of 128,100feet – 39,045km.
Back on October 14th, 1947, as today, the X1 aircraft, piloted by Air Force Captain Charles “Chuck” Yeager, succeeded the first manned supersonic flight. See the more for the X-1 aircraft.