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Highest free-fall parachute jump

Alan Eustace, Senior Vice President of Knowledge at Google broke the world altitude record for highest free-fall parachute jump.  He jumped in a specially designed space suit from an altitude of 135908-foot. He has broken the world altitude record for a parachute jump set in 2012 by Austrian Felix Baumgartner (128000 feet on October 2012).

He was carried by a large helium balloon from New Mexico to over 40 km (25 miles) above the earth.

He reached the speed of more than 1,300 km/h. He exceeded the speed of sound, setting off a small sonic boom, and set several skydiving records in the process.

The dive was part of a project led by Paragon Space Development Corporation, aimed at the exploration of the stratosphere above 100,000 feet (30,480 metres).

Source BBC