Well that was amazing.
It's falling by parachute right now. I just hope it doesn't fall onto the crew.
That was pretty cool too see him land on his feet from space.
does anyone know what happens with that capsule he was in? Does it float away into space or land on top of someone's house/backyard somewhere?
Guys, did they break Youtube?
I can't access the site at the moment...
Edit: Back up now.
Edit2:Aaaand it's gone again.
I couldn't stream any of it until the very end. Was at least able to see the descent and landing though, but missed the damn jump!
@mnzy: Speed of sound is 761.2 MPH. On screen showed ~730 I think but you're right. There is no confirmation yet either way.
But that's only on earth, it's not the same everywhere.
Yeah, the speed of sound in air is dependent on temperature and pressure, so the colder it is and the lower pressure it is, the lower the sound barrier. In this case it was very cold and very low pressure so he may have broken the sound barrier.
@PeasantAbuse: He didn't break the record for most time spent in free fall. There are three other records that he did break and it appears he is indeed the first person to break the speed of sound without the assistance of any motors.
This would still have been awesome even if there were no records involved. An incredible feat and I'm glad it was all on video.