New Skydiving Record Set by Google Exec
Alan Eustace, a senior vice president jumped from a balloon in the stratosphere 41.5km above New Mexico last Friday morning.
During his fall, Eustace broke the sound barrier as well as the previous altitude record set by Felix Baumgartner in 2012 (jumping from a little over 39km).
The fall lasted 4.5 minutes, and he traveled a horizontal distance of 70 miles from his jumping point. 90 seconds into the fall he exceeded the speed of sound.
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