New altitude world record parachute jump

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People will continue jumping from higher and higher heights. Then, someday the person will be asking "How come their not falling ???".
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Kittinger This man was the trailblazer for extreme altitude parachute jumps. The thing is, he wasn't doing it for fun or to stroke his own ego. He was doing it to develop high-Mach parachute systems for the USAF. I do appreciate that he was on the team supporting Felix Baumgartner's jump in 2012.
 
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Originally Posted By: A_Harman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Kittinger This man was the trailblazer for extreme altitude parachute jumps. The thing is, he wasn't doing it for fun or to stroke his own ego. He was doing it to develop high-Mach parachute systems for the USAF. I do appreciate that he was on the team supporting Felix Baumgartner's jump in 2012.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8RRkMsHOMU And this one is in color - no narration but some pretty cool images. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw8OJJQ_hgk
 
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Originally Posted By: CT8
I can't see bailing out of a perfectly good aircraft.
Technically he cut himself loose from a large balloon...no aircraft per se.
 
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