New space jump record set

A computer scientist in the US has smashed the world altitude record for a free-fall parachute jump.

Alan Eustace was carried by a helium balloon to more than 26 miles above the Earth.

Then he leapt out in a specially designed space suit.

He passed the speed of sound on his way down, hitting a top speed of 830 miles an hour.

The by Austrian Felix Baumgartner.

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