Friday, March 16, 2012
Dropping In...Red Bull Stratos...
His upcoming attempt at jumping from a pressurized capsule held aloft by a stratospheric, helium filled balloon at 120,000 feet will (if successful) break the 50 year old record of one Joe Kittinger.
Colonel Joe Kittinger set the current record in 1960, exiting from a unpressurized, open gondola, all in the name of the US space program and military from a height of 102,800 feet. The second picture here is from the gondola looking down at Joe as he began his freefall.