Longer, Farther, Faster
May 24, 2008 12:47 PM Subscribe
posted by Kronos_to_Earth (29 comments total)
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The highest recorded skydive was performed in 1960 by Joe Kittinger from 102,800 feet
. That record may not stand any longer. After twenty years of planning and attempts, almost twenty million dollars, and a two hour ascent on May 26th, Michel Fournier, wearing only space suit and parachute, will step out of the gondola of a 650 foot helium balloon at 130,000 feet
.... The Great Leap.
The original launch date was May 25. It has been postponed until Monday; there may be further delays. Information is available on The Great Leap website.