||On October 24, 57-year-old Alan Eustace broke the record altitude skydive by completing a jump from 135,890 feet.
Partnered with Paragon Space Development Corporation,
Alan Eustace was testing one of their life support
spacesuits. Eustace, a senior VP at Google, took off
from a runway in Roswell, New Mexico in a helium-filled
balloon attached directly to his spacesuit,
for a two hour accent to the assigned
time, Eustace descended over 25 miles to the Earth’s surface in 15
minutes, reaching a top speed of 822 miles an hour,
breaking the speed of sound less than two minutes into his free fall.
At an altitude of 18,000 feet, His
parachute opened, then safely reaching the
ground about 70 miles away from where he launched.
The Previous record-holder is Felix Baumgartner.
On October 9, 2012, Baumgartner set the world record for the highest-altitude jump when he famously plummeted 128,100 feet to Earth.