Converted Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet installation, at Burning Man, in Black Rock desert, Nevada.
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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.