Science Red Bull skydiver fell even faster than we thought

Felix Baumgartner, the Red Bull-sponsored skydiver who stepped out of a 24-mile-high balloon last October, reached a top speed of 843.6 mph, faster than had been previously estimated. 

By , AP Aerospace Writer

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Supersonic Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner was faster than he or anyone else thought during his record-setting jump last October from 24 miles (38 kilometers) up.