Skydiving from the Edge of Space.

On August 16, 1960, US Air Force pilot Joe Kittinger was lifted about 30 km above sealevel in a pressurized balloon, and then jumped out!

His freefall lasted four and a half minutes, during which he accelerated to more than the speed of sound. This made him the first man touch the edge of space and to break the speed of sound barrier without an aircraft.

Hit play or go to Google Video Link (via Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society)


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