Saturday, October 25, 2014
Google's Executive Breaks The Record For The Highest Free Fall Plunge!
Google's Senior V.P of Knowledge, Alan Eustace, 57, has
broken the record for the highest free fall to earth. The adventure was largely self-funded. He rode in a helium-filled balloon to a height of 135,000 feet above the deserts of Roswell, New Mexico, in a specially designed suit, before firing a small explosive charge and cutting himself loose for a free fall.
He recorded a speed of 822 miles per hour and caused a sonic boom that could be heard on ground. After opening his parachute, he glided to the ground about 15 minutes starting his free fall and touched down safely with a somersault.
photo credit: mirror.co.uk