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94%VideoFeb 2018

Incredible noise from Falcon Heavy

(9:16) Headphones required.

91%VideoFeb 2010

Many ways to crack a whip

The cracking sound a bullwhip makes when properly wielded is, in fact, a small sonic boom. The end of the whip, known as the 'cracker', moves faster than the speed of sound, thus resulting in the sonic boom. The whip is quite possibly the first human invention to break the sound barrier. (Wikipedia)


88%VideoJan 2011

Supersonic flight and sonic booms

What happens when a plane breaks the sound barrier? Footage includes F-14s, standard and Blue Angels F-18s, plus the SR-71 and an Atlas Rocket launched in ideal conditions for showing off shock waves.


88%VideoOct 2012

Chest cam view of Felix Baumgartner's free fall from the edge of space

(1:23) Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner has just become the first human to break the sound barrier outside of a vehicle.


87%PictureMar 2006

Sonic boom

Breaking the sound barrier

78%VideoApr 2002

Breaking the sound barrier