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Hmm, within the earth's atmosphere is a tricky qualification. The absolute world record for speed in a parachute jump was set by Kittinger in 1960 at 714 MPH. He exited at 102,800 feet (still, technically, the "atmosphere") and exceeded the speed of sound at that altitude.

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/eagles/kittnger.htm

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