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    First man in to space ( well kind of )..

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    On August 16, 1960, Joseph Kittinger jumped his last Excelsior jump, doing so from an air-thin height of 102,800 feet (31,334 meters). From that nearly 20 miles altitude, his tumble toward terra firma took some 4 minutes and 36 seconds. Exceeding the speed of sound during the fall, Kittinger used a small stabilizing chute before a larger, main parachute opened in the denser atmosphere. He safely touched down in barren New Mexico desert, 13 minutes 45 seconds after he vaulted into the void.

    The jump set records that still stand today, among them, the highest parachute jump, the longest freefall, and the fastest speed ever attained by a human through the atmosphere. Somewhat in contention is Kittinger's use of the small parachute for stabilization during his record-setting fall. Roger Eugene Andreyev, a Russian, is touted as holding the world's free fall record of 80,325 feet (24,483 meters), made on November 1, 1962.
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    Cool, a wonder hoe lonely he felt hehe.

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    absolutely amazing. No better rush than that, huh?

    More importantly - what's that tune playing through it?!?!

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    When you are up there, falling, it is incredibly peaceful and absorbing. There is far too much adrenalin to be feeling lonely, far too much going through your mind, but yes, it is an awe-inspiring feat and true bravery IMO.

    I have jumped solo at 12'000ft and was bricking it on the way up, I DONT want to know how he was feeling on the way up. Would love to feel the feeling of euphoria on the way down tho!

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    that guy must have balls the size of watermellons

    over 600 mph free fall
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    Amazing !!!

    Gotta be one of the best vids Ive ever seen

    Balls of steel - Thats what ya call bravery!


    Glad it was something like this and not the dubious "man on the moon" saga

    Bloody good tune too

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    what's that tune playing through it?!?!


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    That is truely amazing.

    I wouldn't mind having a go, but I would probably brick it and jump out at 12,000ft
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    That dude must have balls the size of water melons. Theres just something about jumping out a perfectly good plane / baloon that doesn't agree with me. But hats off to him.... He the man!
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    Absaloutly amazing.

    So brave.

    LOVE the music thats on the video.
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