A most impressive achievement.



Image Credit & Copyright: Atomic Entertainment & Paragon Space Development Corporation.

October 24, 2014: At dawn, Senior Vice President of Google, Alan Eustace (57) with the help of his Stratospheric Exploration “StratEx” team left an abandoned Roswell NM runway en route to the top of the stratosphere in an attempt to break the skydive record set by Felix Baumgartner and team Red Bull Stratos on October 14, 2012 at an altitude of 128,100 feet.

After breathing pure oxygen for four hours to remove nitrogen from his blood, Eustace was enclosed into a privately constructed “space suit” which was then attached directly to the massive high-altitude helium-filled balloon and off he went. That’s right, no capsule. All necessary life support systems were onboard the spacesuit which, like the mission itself had been in development in secrecy for three years.

Ascending at about 1,000 feet per minute, it took about two and…

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