Really? Someone else dared to defy all common sense (and most likely for record breaking and adrenalin high purposes) and launch themselves from a hot air balloon at the very edge of Earth's atmosphere? Joseph Kittinger did that for aeronautic research purposes back in the 50's. He even had a leak in his pressurized suit, in the glove area, which caused him to be in pain that was beyond excruciating. He jumped from a staggering 102,800 feet in the air. That's like 10 miles up. He fell for an unheard of 4 and 1/2 minutes. The sheer speed he endured while falling actually made him pass out, but his automatic release mechanism, a safety precaution, deployed his chute at just the right time, and he floated safely to the ground.
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