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Felix Baumgartner is today attempting to break the world records for Highest Freefall Jump and to be the first person to break the sound barrier without a vehicle.

 

If anybody asks where the real men have gone, tell them that one of them is in a balloon more than 30 kilometres up.

 

 

Those with "The Right Stuff" are still with us.

 

Good Luck Felix. Gods speed.

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U.S. Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger jumped from a helium balloon from an altitude of 102,800 feet on August 16, 1960. "Try anything" Joe was testing the ability to survive the rigors of space in a pressurized suit. Because his historic leap was nearly eight months before Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin's pioneering space flight, Kittinger has been called the first human is space.

 

See link: http://decodedscience.com/joe-kittinger-and-einsteins-equivalence-principle-the-first-human-in-space/10776

 

 

Kittinger held the record for a high altitude jump for over 50 years, until Felix Baumgartner's leap the other day. Eighty-four-year-old Kittinger, an adviser to the Red Bull team, was the voice Baumgartner heard on his way down.

 

 

 

 

 

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