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Daredevil

A reckless person who enjoys doing dangerous things.

Felix Baumgartner, who has become the first skydiver to go through the sound barrier, says the main goal of his exploit was to collect scientific data. The aim, his team insists, is to assist in the development of high-altitude parachute systems that will save lives when spacecraft are evacuated in the stratosphere.(BBC News)

The Austrian skydiver smashed a number of records including for live streaming – when more than eight million people watch the break the speed of sound live on Google’s YouTube site.

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This entry was posted on 17/10/2012 by in Science.
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