Feliz Baumgartner made international headlines in October 2012 when he made the highest-ever skydive from 128,100 feet. Two years later, Google vice president Alan Eustace broke that record with a near-stratospheric skydive from 135,890 feet.
As DNews reports:
"Eustace began his ascent at dawn, rising above Roswell, N.M. at 1,000 feet per minute for about 2 1/2 hours in a pressurized spacesuit. He then spent about half an hour checking out Earth's upper atmosphere, 'experiencing the wonders of the stratosphere before being released from the balloon,' according to a statement from Paragon Space Development, which created the suit.
Once he separated from the ballon, it only took about 90 seconds for him to break the sound barrier in free fall.
After about 4 minutes, he deployed his parachute at 18,000 feet, and landed 15 minutes later. Chase vehicles and a recovery team picked him up."
You have to see it to believe it:
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