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Supersonic skydiver even faster than thought

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Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian skydiver who jumped from the edge of space in October, fell at 1.25 times the speed of sound, even faster than thought, organisers said Wednesday. 

Austrian skydiver, Felix Baumgartner, poses for a photo as he arrives for a ceremony to get his own Walk of Fame star in Moscow, on November 9, 2012. Baumgartner, the Austrian skydiver who jumped from the edge of space in October, fell at 1.25 times the speed of sound, even faster than thought, organisers said

According to a final analysis by Baumgartner's team Red Bull Stratos, the 43-year-old reached 1,357.6 kilometres (843.6 miles) an hour, or Mach 1.25, in freefall.

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