It was called, rather dramatically, breaking the sound barrier.
Pawel Szaniawski talks to the extreme athlete about the stunt, its purpose, and what it will feel like to break the sound barrier.
Again, I am going to refer to it as like a plane going through a sound barrier; bang, bang.
Even in this era of sophisticated flight there have been those who said the sound barrier would never be broken.
You have heard the sound barrier, of a plane breaking the sound barrier, bang, bang?
|sound barrier |
The sharp increase in drag experienced by aircraft approaching the speed of sound. Also called sonic barrier.
The sudden increase in air resistance that occurs when an aircraft approaches the speed of sound. This is also called the sonic barrier.