JUN 22, 2015 06:54 PM PDT
Space Diving
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On October 14th, 2012, Felix Baumgartne broke the world record for the highest skydive ever. In fact, he was so high, 128,000 feet (that's 24.24 miles!) that it was considered space diving. As he was falling through a near vacuum, he reached a speed of 728 miles per hour, almost breaking the sound barrier.

The first space jump was made decades ago, in 1959 when US Air Force Colonel Joseph William Kittinger. Kittinger's 1960 jump from above 102,000 feet held the record for decades.

Baumgartne's 2012 record has since been broken. In 2014, Alan Eustace. In 2014 Eustace jumped from 135,908 feet (41.425 km). His jump was higher, but the video isn't nearly as cool.

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