Joe Kittinger rose to an altitude of 102,800 feet in an open gondola, suspended from a balloon, and jumped. That was in 1960, and he still holds the world record for the highest jump. Is his story, and this video, about Soaring? Risk? Trust? Courage? Please do click the link and decide for yourself!

And go here if you need more. A little less vertigo, but fills in some of the missing pieces.

You can always just do a search on the man who leaped by clicking here.

 

2 Responses to Joe Kittinger

  1. Penina says:

    Thanks for the info, Angela. I was finally able to take a few minutes to find an alternate link. I’ll post it here in this comment as well as edit the post:

    For the record, it’s part of a terrific music video:
    Dayvan Cowboy, by Boards of Canada

    – Penina

  2. Angela says:

    WOW! Fantastic.

    The link you posted that gave you vertigo though
    came through as this: http://212.78.76.244/dayvancowboy/boc-dayvancowboy.mov
    It appears incomplete, and I didn’t get anything. Haven’t had time to browse the site yet.
    Very Cool, thanks Penina šŸ™‚

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