This led to Felix Baumgartner trying to break the sound barrier... without an airplane. Or anything other than potential energy. Granted at 23 miles up he's got a mess of that.
After watching the event Tam puts it into perspective
I just used a global communication network to watch video footage and telemetry streamed in real time from the edge of space, where a man privately sponsored by an energy drink company leaped into the black sky and went supersonic without an aircraft.
What a fascinating modern world we live in!
In other news I had a very interesting range trip yesterday. I'm still compiling the photos and my notes.
Got some fun gear to talk about and what to do if you have the muzzle-loader equivalent of "A click and no bang." First and foremost Obey all the 4 rules. You do that and you won't get hurt.